Spanish Paper Talk: Spain Face Difficult Task Against ‘Ogre’ Skrtel’s Slovakia

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Talk of the Clasico begins as it is billed as a clash between Cristiano and Messi…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as La Roja prepare for arguably their most difficult Euro 2016 qualifying group match against Slovakia.


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– A Hard Nut To Crack.

– Spain are playing to remain leaders against ‘ogre’ Skrtel’s Slovakia.

– La Roja will find a small and crowded stadium. Vicente Del Bosque, full of away victories (13) at the qualification stages.

– Diego Costa in the starting line-up; he is looking for his first goal after five games.

– Toni Kroos tells all: “I don’t like it when they compare me with Alonso. In general there are better players in La Liga than the Bundesliga”.

– Lass flees from Ebola; the Rayo player leaves his national team. The warning from the club’s chief medical officer forces him to leave Guinea.

– “This is going to cause me problems. I wanted to play for my country”.


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– Iker Casillas Now Has Another Side.

– The captain will lead La Roja against Slovakia, the most difficult team in the group.

– Line-up: Casillas; Juanfran, Pique, Albiol, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Cesc; Silva, Diego Costa, Iniesta.

– Karim Benzema: “We need Barca in the Spanish League”.

– Ebola: caution in Europe over the games in Africa. Lass leaves his national team.


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– A Golden Clasico.

– The game at the Bernabeu will be important for the Ballon d’Or.

– Cristiano and Messi will fight together for it along with Robben, Neymar and the Germans.

– Zarra’s daughter prefers Leo to beat her father’s record.

– Koke: “Cristiano is an athlete, but Messi is God”.

– La Roja, to make certain of qualification. Del Bosque is confident that Diego Costa will score.

– Top Secret: Valdes lives isolated from his Barcelona past.

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