Real Madrid vs. Olimpic: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 18, 2013

XATIVA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07:  Alex Vaquero (R) of Olimpic de Xativa competes for the ball with Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 match between Olimpic de Xativa and Real Madrid at Estadio La Murta on December 07, 2013 in Xativa, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid will look for the comfy confines of Santiago Bernabeu on Dec. 18 to give them the boost needed to improve upon the 0-0 draw with Olimpic de Xativa in the first leg of this Copa del Rey showdown.

It would be a huge embarrassment for Real Madrid to fail to advance past the final 32 in this tournament. This is something we don't need to remind Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti of: 

He is, of course, referring to the 4-0 drubbing of Madrid by Alcorcon in the 2009-10 Copa del Rey, and I have to believe he has reminded his players of the dubious distinction they will earn if they fail in this match. 

This is not to completely write off Olimpic. Although they don't feature the talent or resources of their counterpart, they are a sound defensive squad that has run off nine straight clean sheets. 

Check out the vitals for this potentially historic match. 


Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. GMT

Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

Watch: beIN Sport en Espanol

Live Stream: beIN Sport Play


Top Storyline: Ancelotti Sticks with Youngsters

XATIVA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07:  Head coach Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid CF looks on prior to the start the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 match between Olimpic de Xativa and Real Madrid at Estadio La Murta on December 07, 2013 in Xativa, Spain.  (Photo by Manu
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Much like the first leg of this clash, Ancelotti is going to feature a young line-up. ESPN's Dermot Corrigan reported the Italian head coach confirmed all of the following players would  be starting: Jese Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata, Casemiro, Isco, Nacho Fernandez, Asier Illarramendi and Dani Carvajal.

There is not a lot of experience in that group. There also isn't the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo or the injured Gareth Bale.  

In the first leg of this match, Real Madrid looked completely pedestrian on the attack against this sound defensive team. We'll see if they look a little more polished and dangerous this time around. 


Prediction: Real Madrid 2-0 Olimpic

Real Madrid is not going to blow this match at home on their own soil. Sure, they are missing world-class talent with the absence of Ronaldo and Bale, but it's not like this squad will be void of talent.

Real Madrid will score an early goal and then sit back and wait for counter opportunities to earn the easy win.