Real Madrid start preparations for Copa del Rey tie

Real MAdrid coach Zinedine Zidane led a recovery session following the 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the ninth round of La Liga.

By: IANS | Madrid | Published:October 24, 2016 9:42 pm
Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid will play against Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa in Copa del Rey football match. (Source: Reuters)

Real Madrid on Monday began their preparations in readiness for Wednesday’s opening Copa del Rey football match against Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.

Real’s French chief coach Zinedine Zidane led a recovery session on Monday following the 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the ninth round of La Liga, reports Efe.

Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo worked out on the pitch.

The players who started against Bilbao worked out indoors, while Sergio Ramos and Casemiro continue their recovery.

Croatian Luka Modric trained onto the pitch and worked alone with the ball, while the session also included Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva and two footballers from Real Madrid Castilla; Enzo Zidane and Martin Odegaard.