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Celta to prioritise Cup and field weakened side for Madrid match

Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo told the press on Friday to expect "roations and changes" against Real Madrid, as Celta bid to reach their first Copa del Rey final for 16 years next week.

Los titulares en Copa tuvieron ayer una suave sesión de entrenamiento y mañana no jugarán contra el Real Madrid en Balaídos.
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Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo has said that he’ll rotate his side for Sunday evening’s LaLiga game at home to Real Madrid in order to prioritise the Copa del Rey semifinal 2nd leg at Alavés on Wednesday.

"The Wednesday game is a priority, so we imagine Sunday's game [will have] rotations, analysis and changes," revelaed the Argentine. “The cup is an absolute priority and I don’t conceive taking any unnecessary risks that could damage the potential of that clash, not even against Real Madrid."

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Unrest over rest?

Berizzo is aiming to take the Galician outfit to their first Copa del Rey final for 16 years, however, rumour has it that some Celta players are unhappy at the prospect of being rested for a big game against the league leaders. Nevertheless, the manager stressed that he’s putting the success of the club before anything, or anyone.

"Celta plays for the good of Celta, not for the good of Barca, nor Madrid, nor anyone," he affirmed.

The Argentine will name his squad for the Madrid match, which was put in jeopardy on Friday night after strong winds blew off a section of the Balaidos roof, on Saturday afternoon.


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