Madrid Press: Superman saves Real Madrid again

Madrid Press: Superman saves Real Madrid again


The focus in the Madrid press this morning is on Real Madrid’s last gasp victory over Levante that kept Los Blancos in touch with league leaders Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner in stoppage time – the third time in eight matches Los Blancos have left it late to secure a win. Scenes of elation followed the goal, with the players knowing that only a victory would be enough if they have aspirations of winning the La Liga title.

Both Marca and AS are critical of how the team played and lay blame at Carlo Ancelotti for the slow start to the season and the confusing tactics. They hail Cristiano Ronaldo as Superman – as yet again he had to dig Madrid out of a hole.

The papers also praise Alvaro Morata for his performance. Last season the young forward netted the winner on the same ground. And last night he scored another important goal to bring Real Madrid level at 2-2. There is also praise for Diego Lopez for yet another strong performance. Marca says that the keeper has merited his place in goal this season based on his form and that his performance level has not dropped.

In other news, speculation that Brazilian midfielder may be loaned to Real Sociedad has increased after images were published of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez having lunch with his Real Sociedad counterpart Jokin Aperribay, perhaps to discuss terms of the deal.