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Spanish Paper Talk: A Knockout Cup Derby In Madrid

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”.

 

Image courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.

– 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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