Spanish Paper Talk: Football’s Defeat As Deportivo Fan Dies

Busquets scores dramatic late winner for Barca at Valencia…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain with reaction to the news that a Deportivo ‘radical’ died after clashes between fans on Sunday.


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– You’re nicked.

– Enough excuses: we must rid football of violent people. A radical from the ‘Riazor Blues’ dies in a pitched battle between Ultras from Deportivo and Atletico.

– Twenty-one detained after a horrifying fight in which 200 people were involved. Several Ultras were arrested after the incident.

– The saddest victory. Two strategic goals from Saul and Arda decide a match without any direction.

– A corner in the 93rd minute saves Barca. Sergio Busquets achieves a suffered victory on the counter-attack against a great Valencia.

– A record and recognition: Ancelotti wanted to beat it to vindicate his players.


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– Football’s defeat.

– The Ultras arranged to meet very close to the Calderon. Francisco Romero Taboada was 43, married, with two sons aged four and nine.

– Battle between louts from Atletico and Riazor Blues. A Deportivo supporter dies: there were two injured and 24 arrested.

– The police took him from the river with cranial traumatism and hypothermia.

– La Liga cannot trace anyone in the Federation to suggest the suspension of the match.

– Saul and Arda settle things in a trembling stadium. Tense atmosphere and depressed players.

– Busquets scored in the last second: Messi was hit by a bottle whilst celebrating it.

– Cristiano: top goalscorer and Madrid’s best provider on their run.

– Toni Kroos, most balls recovered (98).


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– Goal of La Liga!

– A goal from Busquets in the final second decides a clash with a thrilling and epic finale.

– Barca were more solid and played less football with Busi and Masche together against a dangerous Valencia.

– Lionel Messi was hit with a bottle whilst celebrating the goal.

– A Galician radical dies after a pitched battle between violent members from Atletico and Depor. Francisco Romero was punched and thrown into the Manzanares.

– The Ballon d’Or podium announced today. Messi, Cristiano and Neuer emerge as finalists.

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