NEWS | 24/01/2020Zidane's men will contest the one-legged tie at La Romareda (Wednesday 29th January, 9:00pm CET).
The madridistas' opponents lie in fourth spot in the second tier and have reached this stage after overcoming Socuéllamos (1-0 away win), Gimnàstic (3-1 away triumph) and Mallorca (3-1) in the previous rounds. Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza have met nine times in the competition, with the Whites holding the upper hand after having prevailed on six occasions.
Butragueño: "We're up against a historic side"
"Zaragoza have had some superb teams over the years and it's been really tough to go and beat them at La Romareda. We know what to expect from these kinds of games. It's a 90-minute tie and we're away from home. We're up against a historic side. They're having a great season and the team and fans' are in extremely good spirits. We'll have to prepare for it and be aware that we'll be in for a really tough match. We go into it with high hopes and our aim, as in all competitions, is to win it".
"We'll be facing a really motivated side and we'll have to put in a good performance to make it through to the last eight. They've got a fine history, which even includes campaigns in European competitions. It's a club that boasts strong top-flight experience and there's no doubt that they're one of the promotion contenders this time round. We're therefore going to face a tough test".
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