Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is set to leave star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso out of his squad to face third division Alcoyano for their Spanish Cup Last 32 first-leg match on Wednesday.
"I will not play Pepe, neither Ramos or Ozil, Ronaldo or Xabi Alonso. I will use other first team players in accordance with the rules which state we must use at least seven first team members." the Portuguese coach said.
The former Inter Milan, Chelsea and Porto handler also revealed he will hand starts to youngsters Alex, 20, and Jose Rodriguez, 17.