Madrid press report: Los Blancos arrive in Lisbon

Madrid press report: Los Blancos arrive in Lisbon

madrid press report 23-05-2014

Madrid sports dailies put their focus today on Real Madrid’s arrival in Lisbon, where they will face Atletico Madrid tomorrow in the final of the Champions League.

“Real Madrid’s arrival unlooses Champions League devotion and begins the landing of 120.000 Spaniards, 80.000 of them without a ticket,” Marca states.

Both Madrid-based newspapers emphasize the fact that Diego Costa trained with his team-mates. However, As points out, “he was cautious.”

“Arda Turan also trained, but whether they will feature in the final is not clear yet,” Marca claims.

On the other hand, the most sold Spanish newspaper reports that “Benzema believes he will play” despite his physical problems.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the most acclaimed player, trained 25 minutes with the team and 20 alone according to As.

Alfredo Relano’s newspaper publishes an interview with Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento, who claims he is as “hopeful as when I used to play.” Gento, who won six European Cups with Los Blancos, said “the winner will party and the loser will cry.”

As also interviewed Atletico’s midfielder Koke. “When I was at school there were very few Rojiblancos, and look now…,” he told the Madrid-based newspaper.

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