Spanish Paper Talk: ‘What A Gift!’ Barcelona Suffer Painful Defeat

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 Mistake from Alves, but Enrique doesn’t want to blame him…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona suffer a costly defeat which hands the advantage to rivals Real Madrid to break away at the top of La Liga.


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– ‘What a gift!’

– Malaga’s perfect defence knocks Barca and gives a hand to the leader. Grave error from Alves for Juanmi’s goal.

– Ready for take-off. Real Madrid can open another four-point gap.

– Iker’s 500th La Liga game. Lucas aims for the XI.

– Antoine Griezmann gives them wings. Two goals from the Frenchman and another from Mandzukic (penalty) launches Atletico.


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– Barca go down.

– Juanmi scores in the seventh minute. Luis Enrique: The defeat might be deserved.

– Lionel Messi and Neymar don’t shoot on goal even once.

– Casillas: 500 games in La Liga. Carlo Ancelotti: I have a contract until 2016 and nothing is new. Real Madrid boss ready to continue and leave extension talks on hold.

– Griezmann clings to La Liga. Atleti win easily with a goal from Mandzukic and a double from the Frenchman.


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– Lethal siesta.

– Barca return to the ‘curse of 4pm’ and experience a painful defeat.

– A well-organised rival stops the Blaugrana attack and it’s decided by a mistake from Alves. However, Luis Enrique keen to not blame the Brazilian for the loss and admits that the team maybe deserved the loss

– City have a feast before the Champions League duel.

– Los Blancos, obliged to win away.

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