Madrid Press: The best forward line in the world

Madrid Press: The best forward line in the world


Attention has switched the the Madrid derby which takes place tomorrow, and once again, the focus in the Madrid press is on the Real forward line.

Between them, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have made many headlines this season – mostly for the right reasons. And both Marca and AS look at what the Rojiblanco defence has to content with when Los Blancos visit the Vicente Calderon.

The BBC trio as they are known in Spain have scored 46 goals in La Liga between them. Only two teams in the league have scored more – Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid. The other seventeen teams have scored fewer goals than just those three in the Madrid team.

On a Europe-wide scale, the BBC have scored 70 goals, four more than Manchester City’s trident of Kun, Negredo and Dzeko. PSG are third on the list of most lethal trios, with Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Moura scoring 60 between them this season.

Elsewhere, Atletico defender Joao Miranda has been talking about the big match, saying Atletico have to treat it like a final. The hosts are looking to complete their first league double over Madrid in 63 years. And Miranda told AS that a defeat would all but end their La Liga hopes as a six point gap at this stage of the season would be difficult to make up.