Spanish Paper Talk: The Messi Era In The Ballon d’Or

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Depor radicals provided tickets by the supporters’ club president…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the investigation into the trouble at the weekend which left one Deportivo fan dead continues.


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– Organised crime.

– All the movements prior to the argument between the ‘Riazor Blues’ and the ‘Frente Atletico’ were planned and .synchronised.

– The President of the Depor supporters’ clubs provided the tickets for the radicals. Francisco J. Romero died from a blow to the head with internal haemorrhaging.

– The end of the ultras?

– But no trace of who threw the bottle at Messi in the Mestalla. Who is at fault? Anti-violence emphatically deny that the police informed them of the presence in Madrid of at least 50 Galician ultras.

– Ballon without surprises. Cristiano the favourite for the Ballon d’Or alongside Neuer and Messi.

– Ancelotti, Simeone and Low, finalists for the best Coach award.

– Jese returns.

– Kakuta hits the mark as Almeria fail.


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– Between Depor and Atletico they hid tickets from police control.

– Clemente Villaverde and Tino Fernandez gave contradictory explanations to the anti-violence commission.

– There were 215 tickets and with them the Riazor Blues organised their trip.

– Jese will return 258 days later.

– Cornella arrived in Madrid by bus yesterday and will take a tour of the Bernabeu today.

– Cristiano, Neuer and Messi, finalists for the Ballon d’Or. Ancelotti, Simeone and Low up for best Coach of the year.


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– The Messi era.

– Leo marks an era with eight consecutive nominations and looks for his fifth triumph. Cristiano and goalkeeper Neuer, the other finalists for the award at the ceremony on January 12.

– Violent ones out. Miguel Cardenal declares football’s immediate aim is to throw out the radicals from the stadiums and their surrounding areas.

– Twenty-one detained after the death of a Depor ultra.

– Barca fed up with the refereeing.

– Vermaelen will be operated on today in Finland.

– Real Madrid-Cornella: Historic visit to the Bernabeu to enjoy.

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