Spanish Paper Talk: Xabi Alonso Backs Real Madrid Captain Iker Casillas

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Madrid monitor young Brazilian starlet to replace Khedira…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso backs Iker Casillas to continue to be important.


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– Real Madrid Watch Lucas Silva.

– Cruzeiro central midfielder. One of Brazil’s best young talents: 21 years of age. He will cost €15m. He occupies Sami Khedira’s position. They were already close to signing him in August.

– CR7 saves Portugal: a headed goal in the 95th minute, with help from a defender, produces their umpteenth miracle.

– 1-2 Fiasco; the Under-21s say goodbye to Rio 2016.

– Serbia-Albania; on-pitch battle: a nationalist Albanian flag introduced via a ‘drone’ provokes the anger of local radicals. The match was abandoned on 41 minutes.

– Poker from Neymar, something that Pele never did.


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– Xabi Alonso backs the captain.

– “Iker Casillas will continue to be important for Madrid and the national team”.

– “I didn’t leave because new signings arrived”.

– Goodbye to the Europeans and the games. La Rojita level in the 92nd minute and Munir misses to make it 2-1 in the 93rd.

– Qatar 2022; the ECA asks FIFA for the World Cup not to be played in winter.

– Cristiano: Goal saviour with Portugal.

– Kroos, Neymar (4) and Messi (2) also scored.


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– Dynamite Ahead Of The Bernabeu.

– Neymar (4), Messi (2), Suarez (2). Barca’s luxury trident is on top form 10 days away from El Clasico.

– Poker from Ney and doubles from Leo and Luis.

– 10 years with Lionel Messi; tomorrow the star completes a decade since his Barca debut.

– Terrible blow: neither the Europeans nor the Games.

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