The main story on the front pages of the Madrid press this morning is the remarkable achievement by Atletico de Madrid winning the league for the first time since 1996. Needing a draw against Barcelona to secure the title, David Godin was the hero as he equalised with a header from a corner in the second half.
But Los Rojiblancos paid the price for their success yesterday with main striker Diego Costa leaving the field injured in the first half. Images of him crying and inconsolable on the bench told its own story, and he’ll miss the Champions League final next week. Arda Turan also left the field in tears having pulled up injured and looks set to miss the final too.
It isn’t all plain sailing for Real Madrid either who dispatched Espanyol 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Again, injuries were the main talking point after the game, as Cristiano Ronaldo pulled out before the game started having felt discomfort. Carlo Anclelotti said afterwards that he should be fine for Lisbon.
Question marks also hang over Karim Benzema who left the field with 20 minutes to go appearing to have injured his groin. But the boss insisted it was just a precaution, and the Frenchman should be fit to take his place in the starting 11.