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Real Madrid set to play strong side against Atletico Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he will be fielding the strongest team he possibly can in tomorrow night's Copa del Rey tie against Atletico Madrid.

He told the club's website: "A usual eleven will play, although there could be changes. There are still players who have not completely recovered and we'll see.

"We're going to field the best team possible. Keylor will play in goal in the Copa till the end of our campaign."

Real Madrid travel to the Vicente Calderon tomorrow night in the hope to take a lead back to the Bernabeu for the second leg next Thursday.

Ancelotti confirmed that everyone in his 22-man squad has come through unscathed from the final training session before the clash tomorrow.

Modric out 

One man who has missed out on a place in the squad to face their City rivals is Luka Modric as he continues to recover from a tear of the left proximal rectus femoris tendon.

On the other side of the City, Fernando Torres will be preparing to make his first appearance since returning to the club where everything began.

In his time at Atletico, he scored 82 goals in 214 appearances - a record which saw him make the move to England with Liverpool, before moving on to Chelsea.

Back to his best? 

Torres is hoping that the return to his first club will bring back the form he first showed in Spain. In truth, he hasn't hit those heights since he left Liverpool for Stamford Bridge.

Torres' move to Atletico is only a loan until the end of the season after signing permanently for AC Milan.

In spite of it just being a loan, the Spaniard was welcomed back like a hero. His unveiling drew a crowd of 45,000 but if he really wants the crowd to love him, there's nothing they would rather he do than put the goal in Real net.

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