Madrid Press: Advantage Los Blancos ahead of El Clasico

Madrid Press: Advantage Los Blancos ahead of El Clasico


Real Madrid’s hard fought 1-0 win over Malaga last night means the side how now gone 30 matches unbeaten in all competitions and keeps up their march towards title success.

The Madrid press this morning hails the win as it means now matter what happens in El Clasico next week, Los Blancos will still remain above Barcelona. Marca and AS say the Catalan side have no margin for error as they look to catch Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal at La Rosaleda last night, his 25th league goal of the campaign. And AS takes a closer look at the Portuguese forward’s goal tally since his arrival in Madrid. The 29-year-old has broken a host of goalscoring records, and last night he claimed another, becoming the first player to score 25 league goals or more for five consecutive seasons.

Since his arrival in the Spanish capital, Ronaldo has scored 26, 40, 46, 34, and 25 in each respective La Liga campaign. Leo Messi could equal that record – he needs 10 more league goals this season to do it.

There is also some concern in Marca today about the state of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman left the field after only half an hour having picked up a muscle problem following an accidental collision with Ronaldo. The club has yet to confirm how serious the problem is.