Real Madrid fans prefer Morata with Cristiano ahead of Benzema

AS.com asked its online readership for their views on which players should start against Celta and there were some interesting results. Lucas to start as right back in place of Danilo.

Morata es el favorito de la afición para el partido en Vigo.
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The internet readers of AS.com were given their chance to vote for their preferred starting XI for the crucial quarter final second leg against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey.

No place for Benzema alongside Cristiano

In order to turn over the 1-2 deficit, the votes cast put Casilla in goal with a back-line created of Lucas Vázquez, Ramos, Varane and Nacho. The midfield four stepping out would be Kovacic, Casemiro, Krooss and Isco, and ahead of them a front two of Cristiano Ronaldo and Álvaro Morata. With only 7,212 votes, Karim Benzema would have to make do with a place on the bench in Vigo.

The under-fire Danilo received an encouraging 6,677 votes but that wasn't enough for him to make the fans XI. Will manager Zinedine Zidane's selection match that of the fans who responded to the survey? We'll find out on Wednesday night.

The match kicks off at 21:15 CET and we'll be bringing you live commentary at AS English.

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*Update 24 de enero de 2017