Madrid Press: Another final for Casillas

Madrid Press: Another final for Casillas


All eyes will be events between Valladolid and Real Madrid tonight as the result will have a bearing on the title race and the relegation battle.

Marca and AS use their front pages today to welcome back Iker Casillas after more than a year without an appearance in the league. And they say it is a game suited for the World Cup winner. Accustomed to playing finals and high pressure matches, the match tonight will be similar, with Los Blancos needing to win to keep any title hopes alive.

Carlo Ancelotti has a few selection issues to deal with. Gareth Bale and Daniel Carvajal are both unavailable having picked up knocks at the weekend. Luka Modric should be fit having joined in full training again this week, while Sami Khedira may get some minutes under his belt as he looks to build up match fitness again having recovered from a serious knee injury.

In other news, the club confirmed yesterday that the draw has been made for the ticket allocation for the Champions League final. Those members lucky enough to have been pulled out of the hat will be contacted and offered the chance to purchase a ticket.

Finally, Sergio Ramos and his television presenter partner Pilar Rubio have announced the birth of their first son, also called Sergio.