Spanish Paper Talk: Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid

Bartomeu looking to solve Barcelona issues…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres will make his second debut against Real Madrid.


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– The never-ending revenge.

– Atletico Madrid, protagonists in the latest great clashes, again head-to-head.

– Fernando Torres, who has never beaten Los Blancos with Atleti, will be in the starting line-up.

– Cristiano, up against one of his favourite victims: 14 goals in 17 games.

– Both teams shared all the trophies that were played for in 2014.

– Diego Simeone: “Torres is fully fit”.

– Carlo Ancelotti: “A derby between the best in Europe”.

– In search of a peacemaker. Barca, fed up of the flare-ups caused by Luis Enrique, are already working on his replacement.

– The captains prevent the Coach from taking action against Messi. The childish argument between the Coach and the Argentine leaves the squad baffled.

– Bartomeu continues to dig in: he asks for a year-and-a-half’s grace.

– An inexplicable sacking: Michel fired by the Olympiacos President.


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– Torres in the starting line-up.

– El Nino’s derby.

– Simeone: “If I didn’t think he was strong I wouldn’t pick him”.

– Ancelotti: “Without playing, Torres has brought enthusiasm. I don’t think Bale is an individualist, of course he’s going to play”.

– Messi’s showdown: Luis Enrique or him. The Coach tried to discipline him for missing Monday.

– Bartomeu will speak to the Press this evening before the board meeting.

– Athletic leave the tie decided. Juanpi and Horta launch Malaga.

– Marcelino off the bench against La Real.

– Quique returns against an Almeria on a good run.

– Valencia and Espanyol will rotate.

– Olympiacos fire Michel for his clash with Karambeu.


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– Key day.

– Bartomeu exercises his presidency to appease the relationship between Luis Enrique and Messi that is damaging Barcelona.

– An important faction of the board suggest to ‘Barto’ that he brings forward the 2015 elections and he is considering it.

– Zubi will have a temporary replacement from within the club and after that a leading figure will arrive. Dressing room problems with Lucho and his coaching staff.

– 11am: training at the Ciutat Esportiva.

– 1pm: Luis Enrique Press conference.

– 4pm: Bartomeu Press conference.

– 8pm: board meeting.

– Leones and Boquerones show their strength.

– Torres’ debut unleashes madness. El Nino will start in the Cup derby, revenge from the previous season.

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