Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today on the Champions League draw that revealed the rivals of Spanish clubs in the Last 16 round.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” titles As, in a reference to the title of Sergio Leone’s movie, claiming Real Madrid got the good one being paired with Schalke 04.
Atletico Madrid’s opponent AC Milan is the ugly one for As, while Barcelona got the bad one: Manchester City.
“The Kun Aguero threat,” is Marca’s main headline. The Madrid daily states “the worst possible rival will pay a visit to the Camp Nou.”
“A match between mines,” they title in a reference to Real Madrid’s visit to Gelsenkirchen. “Schalke is an easy rival,” they claim, although they point out Madrid have a “German curse: 25 five matches, only one victory.”
Both Madrid dailies also emphasize the fact that Diego Armando Maradona has called for Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or.
“Maradona votes for Cristiano,” says As. “Leo Messi has suffered many injuries this year, Ronaldo deserves it,” the Argentinian told the press.