Madrid sports newspaper As claims today on its front page that one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s main objectives for this year is to win Puskas Trophy for the best goal of 2014.
“Cristiano seeks Hugo Sanchez’s goal,” they title in a reference to the Mexican’s famous way of scoring with acrobatic shots. Ronaldo tried that trick last Saturday against Granada, but goalkeeper Roberto denied his shot. “When he saw that I had saved it, he didn’t look at me with love,” the keeper said.
“He’s attempted to score like that six times this season,” As reports. In fact, this year’s Puskas Trophy was awarded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for a goal against England with one of those acrobatic shots.
Both Madrid sports papers also highlight today the fact that both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona won and recovered the top position of the table.
“Savage league,” Marca titles. “Atletico and Barca reply Real Madrid’s challenge with emphatic victories,” they add.
Marca also publishes a special report about Karim Benzema’s great state of form. “The silent scorer,” they title. “He’s scored in the last three matches and has netted one in six of the last seven games at the Santiago Bernabeu,” they explain.