Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid seem to have two clear personalities - one with Karim Benzema leading the line and one with Karim Benzema being absent - and such is the stark difference between the two scenarios, it has become clear that Los Blancos have a huge hole in their squad without the Frenchman.
At face value, Thursday's hostile Copa del Rey tie - when Real Madrid visit San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao - is just another episode in Los Blancos' puzzling, underwhelming, love-hate affair with Spain's storied cup competition.
Copa del Rey 2020-2021: A hundred or so Sevilla supporters gathered outside the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium to welcome their team to the stadium for the game. The fans welcomed the squad with flags, banners, and flares, generating an atmosphere that hasn't been seen for quite a while. Sevilla did not frustrate their fans rather tamed Lionel Messi and Barcelona.
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