Spanish Paper Talk: A Knockout Cup Derby In Madrid

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Messi is focused due to 10 reasons…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash on Thursday night with a view of staying in the Cup.


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– A Knockout Derby.

– Real Madrid and Atletico play to stay in the Cup.

– The best attack will try to mount a comeback against the best defence.

– Carlo Ancelotti: “Concentration and cool heads”.

– Diego Simeone: “I can’t imagine a calm game”.

– Cristiano offers his Ballon d’Or to the Bernabeu today.

– Adrian the West Ham hero: “Now I know what it feels like to score”.

– Luis Enrique dodges Messi: the Coach avoids answering questions about the Argentine.


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– The first final.

– The best team in the world only has a rival in its own city.

– Simeone: “I don’t imagine a calm match. It will be tense, with adrenalin”.

– Invoking the spirit of Juanito: Ouija session with Tomas Roncero, Tonin ‘El Torero’, Dani de Navacerrada, Javi de ‘We are the Champions’, Rufino de Carabana and Nabil ‘de Capote and Montera’.

– Are you there? Yes. Is it Juanito? Yes. Will we come back? Yes. Can you give us a result? 3-0.

– First-choice teams except in goal. Luis Enrique sows doubts about Messi’s future at Barca.

– “Nobody knows what the future holds”.


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– The new Messi.

– The 10 reasons. Leo is very tuned in and does not lack motivation: he gets along with the trio perfectly on and off the pitch and there are nine more reasons.

– Elche’s Adama: Barca will authorise their passage to the quarter-finals with the second-choice players.

– Luis Enrique: “Every Cule wants Messi to stay for many years”.

– Intense clash to reach the quarter-finals. Fernando Torres for Mario Mandzukic, who is troubled by a fever and will be a doubt against Real.

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