NEWS | 31/01/2020Zidane's team will play the knockout match at the Santiago Bernabéu on Thursday February 6th at 7:00pm CET.
The madridistas' opponents are sixth in LaLiga and have made it to this stage after knocking out Becerril (0-8), Ceuta (0-4), Espanyol (2-0) and Osasuna (3-1). Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have faced each other in this competition in nine qualifying rounds, with the Whites qualifying from six of them. The last time was in the 1992/93 season, in the quarter-finals, and the result after two legs was 5-4 to Real Madrid.
Butragueño: "The supporters are very important in a one-off match"
"We must take advantage of our positive form to continue to make our fans happy. In 90 minutes the semi-finalist will be decided and I'm convinced that the fans, who are very important in a one-off match, will respond and help us get back in the hat for the semi-finals, next Friday".
"Real Sociedad are going to be a difficult opponent, but we are playing at home and we must use that to our advantage. They are having a magnificent campaign and will be a dangerous opponent. We must be vigilant. They play very good football and have very creative and direct players in attack. That makes them more dangerous".
The team's good form
"We've been performing very well for weeks now and all the players are doing very well. That has to be noted. We all know we have a great squad and Zidane is handling it wisely. Everyone is helping the team and there is a great unity. That's the line and the secret is to work and do it as a team".
The demands of the fixture list
"This doesn't stop and we must be prepared for some very demanding weeks in which we must continue at this level. Every game is a challenge and difficult. You always have to try your best to win matches. We're ready and excited about what's coming up, but we have to be aware of the difficulties".
CUP QUARTER-FINAL MATCHES
-Real Madrid- Real Sociedad