Madrid Press: Los Blancos stay in the hunt

Madrid Press: Los Blancos stay in the hunt


No change at the top then after yesterday’s results, with all three of Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid and Barcelona winning.

Los Blancos ran out 5-0 winners over Rayo Vallecano, and the Madrid press today has plenty of coverage of the match and the overall situation in the league. With seven games remaining, Atletico sit top of the table with a point advantage over Barcelona and three over Real Madrid. It’s all to play for.

Marca and AS both run articles on one man who certainly seems up for the title fight at Los Blancos – Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal international scored the opener last night, his tenth goal in ten consecutive games for club and country. That run includes nine Real Madrid matches and one for Portugal, and equals Leo Messi’s record for scoring in consecutive games.

It was the 29-year-old’s 28th goal in La Liga, and 44th in a Los Blancos shirt this campaign. He has 13 goals in the Champions League, and three in the Copa del Rey. Including his seven goals for Portugal too, and Ronaldo has already surpassed 50 goals this season already (51).

Elsewhere, both papers report on the boos that were heard at the Santiago Bernabeu during the game. Diego Lopez, Gareth Bale, and even Ronaldo were subject of jeers by an impatient crowd – and Ancelotti referred to it in his press conference after the game.