Spanish Paper Talk: ‘Blind Confidence’ As Spain Beat Italy To Return To Form

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Pedro secures victory but Diego Costa disappoints on debut.

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as La Roja secure a 1-0 win over Italy and are receive praise for their dominant performance.

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– ‘Blind Confidence’.

– Spain account for Italy as they continue their march to the World Cup. Intensity in the centre, speed up front and discipline at the back; it was a show of authority.

– A great Pedro sealed victory.

– Diego Costa, more enthusiasm than effect.

– Lionel Messi vomits again: It is not the first time this has happened to him and he played 90 minutes.

– CR7 becomes Portugal’s greatest ever goal-scorer. He scored and now has 49 goals for his country, a new record.

– A walk in the park for Brazil as Neymar bags a hat-trick.

– Our rivals at the World Cup.

– France 2-0 Holland: Karim Benzema undoes ‘clockwork orange’. Germany 1-0 Chile: The Chileans deserved more.

– Ecuador 4-3 Australia: A collapse by Australia, who were winning 3-0 after 32 minutes.


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– Just how Luis Aragones used to say, Happy without having to push too hard.

– Diego Costa debuts but does not shine, Pedro gets the winner.

– Jose Mourinho in Esquire: “Madrid’s players used to line up in front of the mirror”.

– Three games for Mono Burgos: Atletico to appeal.

– The Supreme Court accuse Cardenal of meddling with affairs.

– The Supreme Court, Clean Hands and judges for democracy criticise him for meddling with the Neymar Case.


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– ‘Like champions’.

– La Roja, who were black yesterday, recovered their form and played to their best.

– Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba shone, Pedro was dangerous and scored the winner.

– A vital summit ahead. Bartomeu, Martino, Zubi and Mestre have to build a Barca without Puyol and Valdes, discuss Tata’s continuity in the role, who to sign in central defence and who to replace Valdes are the important matters.

– Real Madrid: 15 club members to sue Florentino Perez. It could endanger his cosy position as club president.

– Neymar gets a hat-trick. Messi’s enthusiasm to return was not enough.

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