Spanish Paper Talk: ‘Double Conspiracy’ As Madrid Leaders Sound The Alarm

Casillas, 15 years on from making his Madrid debut…

All the latest headlines from he newspapers in Spain as the build-up to the Madrid derby between Real and Atletico continues with both teams looking to focus.


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– Double conspiracy.

– The leaders of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid surprisingly sound the alarm ahead of the derby.

– Florentino Perez visited them at Valdebebas, as he did before the Champions League and Copa del Rey finals.

– Carlo Ancelotti focuses the team.

– Gil Marin organises a meal with all the squad so they can stick together.

– In search of goals: Karim Benzema needs to end his barren spell and Mario Mandzukic hopes for a repeat.

– James Rodriguez looks for revenge; he showed his best form in the Supercopa and wants to recapture that.


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– Iker Casillas: 15 years in the headlines.

– He made his debut on September 12, 1999 at San Mames.

– Since then he has only missed one derby out of 29. The Spanish international has seemingly come through a difficult period in his career over the last few months and will be hoping to be an influential part of the team this season, both home and abroad.

– Diego Godin: “It gives us confidence to have beaten Madrid in league games and trophies”.


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– A vital match.

– Luis Enrique believes the clash against Athletic to be a turning point and the first test of the season.

– Official: Barca will play in the Senyera tomorrow.

– 24 hours from the Madrid derby.

– Doubts over the fitness of Cristiano.

– Diego Simeone makes it clear: “To play well is to win”.

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