Spanish Paper Talk: Barcelona Face A Debate Over Their Midfield

Raul signs for New York Cosmos at 37 years of age…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has a difficult decision to make regarding his midfield and formation.


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– Joaquin Caparros: The Granada Coach analyses tomorrow’s match against Madrid.

– “I only ask that they don’t dominate us”.

– “Right now they are the best team in Europe and still improving”.

– The final frontier: Raul signs for New York Cosmos aged 37 and takes the baton from Pele and Beckenbauer.

– Depor-Getafe: Trick or treat at Riazor.

– Simeone’s untouchables. Godin and Koke: Only those two have played all 14 games.

– Slip-up towards goal.


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– “If it is a free vote, Cristiano doesn’t win”.

– “If it wasn’t private a Barca player would never vote for him”.

– A mistaken declaration from Tebas prolongs the controversy.

– “Isco, Isco, Isco!”

– The Malaga-born player is also acclaimed outside the Bernabeu: Cornella, Anfield, Ciutat de Valencia, Ramon de Carranza…

– Laporta: “I’m ready to stand”.

– “They wanted it to appear they were broke because of the deals with Qatar”.

– “Rosell and Bartomeu are two sides of the same coin”.

– “In these times of daily corruption, it pains us to be put in the same boat as a lot of politicians”.

– Reina: “My bet is for Cordoba to stay up and Atletico to be champions”.


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– Midfield debate.

– Masche and Busquets together. With the system of three attackers, Busi and Mascherano are an option to reinforce the flanks.

– It has worked in great winning teams like the Brazil of 2002 and La Roja in 2010.

– Action of Responsibility decision: a euphoric Press conference from the former President.

– Laporta: “I won’t rule out standing again”.

– “There will be collective peace if they stop persecuting us and withdraw the complaint against Oliver”.

– Barca, extraordinary meeting today. The board has three options

– 1 To appeal the decision.

– 2 Not to appeal and ask the Assembly to endorse it.

– 3 Leave the Assembly to make the decision.

– Southampton booming. Koeman: Second in the Premier League and into the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

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