The return of Bellerín and Rodri and the presence of the homegrown players Dani Rebollo (goalkeeper) and Kike Beautiful (central) are the main novelties in the list of 23 summoned for the first round of the Copa del Rey that will measure the Real Betis with the CFI Alicante, Valencian Preferente team, this Wednesday in Alcoy (9pm, DAZN), in a clash that will be refereed by the Madrid native Carlos del Cerro Grande, late substitute for José María Sánchez Martínez, and in which there will be no VAR, as in the rest of the matches of this first round.
Pellegrini has given rest to key players such as Channels and Guido Rodriguez, thinking about the crash on Saturday against the FC Barcelona at Camp Nou, while he has not wanted to force others like Pezzella, Martín Montoya or Claudio Bravo, which drag various annoyances, while Camarasa and Sabaly are still injured. The one who will travel to Alicante this Wednesday morning will be the French Nabil Fekir, that he will surely enjoy minutes against Alicante, since he will not be able to play against Barça due to suspension
The convocation of the Real Betis to visit the Valencian Preferente team in the first round of the cup is formed by: Rui Silva, Joel Robles, Dani Rebollo, Bellerín, Kike Hermoso, Víctor Ruiz, Bartra, Edgar, Miranda, Álex Moreno, Paul, William Carvalho, Guardado , Joaquín, Aitor Ruibal, Tello, Lainez, Rober, Rodri, Fekir, Juanmi, Borja Iglesias and Willian José.
Manuel Pellegrini hope to get far in the Copa del Rey, which will start this Wednesday in Alcoy against CFI Alicante. “All competitions are important. Last year we had a thorn in the way with the elimination against him Athletic in minute 93. It is a new challenge, we enter a third competition, and I hope to face it with the same seriousness and without prioritizing any “
Pellegrini advanced that “we are going to try to make the best team because the first and most important thing is to win the game. Once that one is over, we will think about Barcelona” and specified that players like Canales, Guido Rodríguez, Pezzella or Montoya They will not be in Alcoy, where they will be Fekir, goes down on Saturday due to suspension against Barcelona.
The impossibility of the tie taking place between the CFI Alicante and Betis can be welcomed by the Alicante capital and that the party has had to move to Alcoy continues to cause “discomfort and disappointment” in the Alicante club that presides Antonio Garcia.
“It is a historic event for the entity and also for the city that deserved to host a party like this, but it was not possible and we have to do it in Alcoy, more than 50 kilometers from where we should have done it”, admitted Antonio García, president of the CFI Alicante, at the presentation of the commemorative shirt that the Alicante team will wear against the Betis on The Collao.
For its part, José Vicente Lledó, coach of the Alicante team, does not believe in the bell “because there are five categories of difference and except that the Betis I got carried away, I don’t contemplate the miracle ”, although the CFI Alicante coach does want his team to“ offer a good image and compete in the game ”.
For this tie, which is played as a single match in the field of El Collao, the CFI Alicante you have all the components of your template available.
CFI Alicante: Poveda, Fuentes, Kevin, Serrano, Luis García, Edu Mesas, Peral, Chinchilla, Esaú, Heredia and Vendrell.
Betis: Joel Robles; Aitor Ruibal, Edgar, Víctor Ruiz, Miranda; Paul, William Carvalho; Joaquín, Rodri, Lainez; and Borja Iglesias.
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Madrid Committee).
Stadium: The Collao
Schedule / TV: 21.00 hours (DAZN)