Plenty of pre-match build up to the Champions League game against Schalke in today’s Madrid press, and Marca goes to town on the return of Ronaldo.
“The Giant Returns” screams its headline. Having sat out the last three league matches through suspension, the Portuguese is available again and should be feeling rested after a few weeks off. Madridistas will be hoping the 29-year-old carries on from where he left off in the Champions League, having already scored nine goals in five matches this season.
Marca as an interview with Real legend and former Schalke striker, Raul. The former La Roja forward says it would be difficult to pick a winner between the two teams. And in his ideal world, if he was allowed to play, he’d play the first leg in German for the Bundesliga outfit, and the second leg infront of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd in a Los Blancos shirt.
AS, meanwhile, is particularly enjoying the ongoing crisis at Barcelona and opts for that story as the main one on its front page. Yesterday, the Catalan club was ordered to pay 11.2 million euros to that Spanish tax authorities over the Neymar transfer, but they maintain no wrongdoing happened.
Elsewhere, Enzo Zidane, the son of Real legend Zinedine Zidane,has opted to play fro France ahead of Spain having been called up to the Les Bleus’ Under-19 squad.