Spanish Paper Talk: Neymar Leads Barcelona In Madness At Atletico Madrid

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Arda throws his boot at the linesman and only gets a yellow card…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Neymar scores twice to ensure Barcelona progress in the Copa del Rey at the expense of Atletico Madrid.


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– ‘They went crazy again’.

– Football and incidents at the Calderon. It takes the biscuit! Ansaldi taken to the police station for a confrontation with a policeman on arriving at the stadium.

– Unreal: Arda throws his boot at a linesman and the referee only gives him a yellow card.

– Sent off: Gabi in the tunnel “for making technical observations”, and Mario.

– Spectacle: Five goals in 45 minutes with another great strike from ‘El Nino’ and Neymar puts on a show. Own goal: Miranda scored to make it 2-2.

– War in football. Tebas writes to Villar after charging this against Cardenal: “I know you called me a ******”.

– The fight for Gaya: Valencia want him to renew and Madrid definitely want to sign him.

– Illarra resists leaving and Carlo puts him in the starting line-up.

– Cristiano, two games.


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– Crazy game.

– Atletico began well but were distracted by an incident in the 42nd minute.

– Neymar was marvellous and scored two goals.

– A penalty outside the area: another one not given: an own goal: two sent off: a linesman hit Jordi Alba with his flag: Arda Turan threw his boot at the same linesman: Ansaldi was arrested for an incident with the police.

– Villar denounces Cardenal to FIFA and UEFA: he is accused of government interference in the running of football.

– Cristiano will be able to play in the derby: he will miss the games with Real Sociedad and Sevilla for kicking out at Edimar.


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– Leap to the semi-finals.

– Neymar scored two goals and unhinged Atleti, Barca reaffirm their great form and the referee kills the match.

– The Blaugrana qualify after a great first half and Arda loses control, throwing his boot at the linesman.

– Only two matches! Leniency for Cristiano: the Competition Committee applies the minimum sanction: the aggression comes cheap to the Portuguese.

– Luis Figo, candidate for the FIFA presidency.

– Ariedo Braida to MD: “I’ll bring experience, responsibility and humility to Barca”.

– Sevilla trust in the Pizjuan and Espanyol in their advantage.

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