Spanish Paper Talk: ‘It’s Gareth Bale’s Time’ In Cristiano Ronaldo Absence

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Odegaard impresses his first-team teammates at training…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the pressure is on Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to deliver without Cristiano Ronaldo.


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– Wonderkid.

– Odegaard impresses the stars on his debut with the first-team squad. He has a shot at seven records for a youngster in Madrid, La Liga and the Champions League.

– Worry over CR7: the discomfort in his left knee has not disappeared: he has visited several doctors to find treatment to end the problem.

– “He and Messi crossed wires”: Mathieu confirms to Radio Montecarlo the spat between Luis Enrique and Leo that was denied by the Blaugrana dressing room.

– Coldness towards Gil Manzano and Arda told off: Atletico have let the Turk know that incidents like the ‘boot throw’ cannot be repeated.

– Barca-Villarreal and Athletic-Espanyol the semi-finals. The first-leg games are set for February 11 in the Camp Nou and San Mames.

– High risk in Vallecas: there is a fear of Ultra revenge on Depor’s return to Madrid.


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– It’s Bale’s time.

– In Cristiano’s absence he has to become the leader.

– Cardenal: “Villar must obey the law and audit his accounts”. Blanco and the COE unite with Villar and against the CSD’s “interference”.

– Without sanction: the Committee will rule it a “judged case” on the throwing of Arda Turan’s boot.

– FIFA tighten the rules over the signing of youngsters.


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– Oh Ney!

– Neymar is totally integrated in Barca and the city.

– The reasons for success. “Nobody is forced to like everyone, but there is a thing called respect”.

– Barca-Villarreal and Espanyol-Athletic the semi-finals.

– Los Blancos’ performance suffers if Cristiano doesn’t play.

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