Madrid Press: Attention turns to European Super Cup

Madrid Press: Attention turns to European Super Cup


Real Madrid still have one more match to play in the International Champions Cup in the USA – a glamour tie with Manchester United in Michigan that is expected to draw 109,000 spectators.

But Los Blancos have nothing to play as they can no longer qualify for the final having been beaten on penalties by Inter Milan and losing 1-0 to Roma.

Madrid-based daily Marca says boss Carlo Ancelotti has his attention now on the European Super Cup which takes place in Cardiff on August 12. The Champions League holders come up against Europa League winners Sevilla in what is the first of six pieces of silverware Los Blancos will play for this year.

The paper says he has counted no one out of the squad yet for that game – even Cristiano Ronaldo who is still working his way back to fitness after a number of injury issues at the end of last season. Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez will also have had little more than a week to get up to speed following their arrivals at the club and return to training.

Elsewhere, AS has quotes from James saying he would like Radamel Falcao to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu. The pair played to together at Monaco are are international team mates, and James says Falcao’s signing would be a great thing for Los Blancos.

That opinion seems to be backed up by Madridistas in general, as a poll by AS showed 70% of readers would like to see the former Atletico de Madrid forward sign for the club.


  1. Bringing R.Falcao in , should be a good idea cause that would give the club more options in the attack, in case Benzema fails to deliver ! I give it a go ahead !