Spanish Paper Talk: Atletico Madrid In Charge Over Real Madrid

Torres enjoys winning return to Atleti…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Atletico Madrid take a 2-0 advantage into the second leg of their cup tie with Real Madrid.


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– Atleti in charge.

– Madrid hope for the magic of the Bernabeu to mount a comeback. A penalty from Raul Garcia and a superb Gimenez header from a set-piece.

– Madrid put together three consecutive defeats and Atletico three consecutive derby victories.

– Carlo Ancelotti: “Careful, there’s still another game”.

– Cani to Atletico: he arrives on loan from Villarreal until June.

– Bartomeu resigned to the ballot box. The President announces the elections for the end of the season.

– Valdes to United: he signs for a year-and-a-half and joins De Gea at Old Trafford.


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– Atleti in charge.

– They started with eight replacements and played the game how they wanted.

– Third consecutive defeat for a Madrid that looks exhausted.

– Simeone: “Torres gave us energy and hope, he is strong”.

– Ancelotti: “There are few chances but on Thursday we will go all out”.

– Bartomeu calls the elections: he announces he will stand and breaks relations with FIFA.

– Luis Enrique: “The group comes before any individual”.

– Negredo gives Valencia the advantage from a penalty.


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– To the vote.

– Bartomeu brings the elections forward to the end of the season. The President announces the measure “to lower the tension at the club, which is disproportionate”.

– “I’ve spoken with Messi and Luis Enrique and they have told me things are going well,” explained Bartomeu.

– Luis Enrique: “I speak with Messi, what more do you want? ”

– Barca-Elche: curious starting line-up to decide who goes through to the quarter-finals.

– Real Madrid, on the verge of a KO. Atleti near the quarter-finals after a clear victory on the day Torres returns.

– Raul Garcia makes it 1-0 and Gimenez rounds things off with a great header.

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