Madrid Press: All to play for

Madrid Press: All to play for


Tonight sees Real Madrid visit the Vicente Calderon to take on city rivals Atletico de Madrid in the scond-leg of the Spanish Supercopa.

The teams are tied at 1-1 after the first-leg earlier this week and there is everything to lay for tonight as Los Blancos go in search of their second trophy of the season. They have already picked up the European Super Cup.

The goalkeeping position is a talking point in the press this morning, as manager Carlo Ancelotti has remained silent over who will start between the sticks tonight. AS runs an article on the situation and says the Italian has chosen his keeper for La Liga and the Champions League – Iker Casillas. But has has yet to decide whether to start the club captain or summer signing Keylor Navas tonight.

There are also concerns in the press about the form of striker Karim Benzema. Los Blancos already look short on forwards, having sold Alvaro Morata and with Jese Rodriguez still recovering from a serious knee injury. Benzema has only scored once in his last 14 competitive outings – something that could prompt Madrid to splash and and sign some more firepower before the window closes.

Finally, despite concerns over his fitness, Cristiano Ronaldo trained as normal yesterday and should win his battle to make the line up this evening, according to Marca.