Spanish Paper Talk: Barcelona ‘Luxury Trident’ Ready For El Clasico

Ancelotti has a plan to cope with Liverpool and Barcelona in the same week…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona prepare to unleash their trident of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez against Real Madrid.


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– Plan Barca.

– Carlo’s notebook. A programme to break the Liverpool spell and go into the Clasico at full fitness.

– He will keep Ramos in reserve. The whole team defends. Attention to the danger of Messi in his new position. Concentration at set-pieces.

– Ebola disrupts the African Nations Cup; the first international competition brought to a standstill by the lethal virus.

– Twenty-six La Liga dressing rooms awaiting the decision.

– El Cholo annoyed; Simeone lectures his players behind closed doors and demands more intensity from them.

– Ex-United and Chelsea man; Peter Kenyon, star signing in the offices.

– Gerard Pique’s outside influences; his attitude off the pitch tarnishes his status as a central defender.

– Languages on the bench; foreigners in La Segunda get only 41 per cent of minutes played.

– Another SOS from Zaragoza; the tax agency asks for €25m.


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– Del Bosque takes stock ahead of the new era.

– “I won’t go before France 2016, neither will I continue afterwards. My case is not comparable to that of Orenga and Moya. If Casillas doesn’t play with his club it will make it difficult for him to come. I don’t feel responsible for the elimination of the Under-21s.”

– Tax authority demands push Zaragoza towards the brink of extinction. The tax office director accuses Tebas.

– Clasico tickets for the members sell out in 20 minutes.

– Diego Simeone: “I don’t care about his national team!” He accuses his players of a lack of intensity.

– Morocco refuses to organise the African Nations Cup for fear of Ebola.


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– Excited: Luis Suarez, Messi and Neymar, the luxury trident, ready for El Clasico.

– Top Secret: Xavi’s agent, in Manchester.

– The draw for the last 32 is today; the Cup, now it gets serious.

– Carlo Ancelotti: “I see a more motivated Barca. With Luis Enrique, along with the new players, they are a more competitive team.”

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