Villarreal vs Real Madrid: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, Copa del Rey
All the info you need to know on the Villarreal vs Real Madrid clash at Estadio de la Cerámica on January 19th, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET.
Real Madrid will be looking to defeat Villarreal in the Copa del Rey last 16-game to keep progressing towards the final rounds and avoid being eliminated from another competition after losing the Spanish Super Cup final to Barcelona.
When does Villarreal vs Real Madrid kick off?
The game between Villarreal vs Real Madrid starts on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.
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Can Villarreal repeat their LaLiga electric win over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey?
Quique Setién’s men will try to offer their fans another win over the current LaLiga and Champions League titleholders at home, but this time Carlo Ancelotti’s side will try to avoid the same mistakes that translated into a loss to El Submarino Amarillo.
Villarreal, who will try to get to the quarterfinals of the competition for the third time in four seasons, previously defeated Santa Amalia, Guijuelo, and FC Cartagena.
Villarreal are having a good season so far in the domestic league, sitting fifth with 28 points, tied to Atlético Madrid, who are in fourth place.
After their Spanish Super Cup final fiasco, Los Blancos will be aiming to offer a better version of themselves, as they will need to play with more intensity if they want to avenge their LaLiga loss to Villarreal.
Real, who will be playing against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 in February, is sitting second in the LaLiga table with 38 points, three behind Barcelona and three ahead of Real Sociedad, although the San Sebastian team has played one more game.
The Spanish powerhouses, who were last kicked out of the Copa del Rey in the 2014-2015 campaign, don’t have an easy calendar, as they will face Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, and Valencia in the coming weeks.