It’s a quiet week for Real Madrid, with their next game taking place at the weekend against Elche.
Meanwhile, the Champions League dominates the sporting headlines this week. And today Marca and As both look back at the Barcelona win over Manchester City, and also have plenty of pre-match coverage of the clash between AC Milan and Atletico de Madrid.
Marca has quotes from Cesc Fabregas following the Catalan giants’ 2-0 win over the Citizens, thanks to goals from Leo Messi and Dani Alves. Before the match, former Real Madrid manager had said City were taking on the worst Barcelona side in “many, many years”. But Fabregas responded to those comments last night, saying that “some people need to keep quiet for the next few days”. His comments no doubt welcome by those tired of Mourinho’s mindless drivel.
In news surrounding Real Madrid, AS and Marca run stories on how the fans are starting to believe in the Los Blancos academy again. Jese’s emergence this season is perhaps the biggest breakthrough since Raul and many believe he can go all the way to the top. Madridistas are pleased to see the youth being given a chance, with the likes of Daniel Carvajal and Alvaro Morata also seeing plenty of game time this season too.
Elsewhere, Karim Benzema is looking to break his own personal goalscoring record this campaign. His previous best was 31 goals with Lyon the season before he joined Madrid. He current stands on 18 goals this campaign and is the side’s top scorer in 2014 so far.