Madrid Press: Barca title celebrations underway

Madrid Press: Barca title celebrations underway


Madrid’s two sports dailies have plenty of coverage of the fact that Barcelona have been crowned champions of Spain for the 22nd time.

It followed Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Espanyol, ending their faint title hopes once and for all.  Los Blancos are seven points behind Barcelona in La Liga but have just two games to play.

Both Marca and AS said Los Blanos were below par at Cornella El Prat, only really coming into the game in the second half.

Still focusing on football matters, there is plenty of concern regarding the fitness of Raphael Varane, who was injured early on in a collision with Wakaso and is now a major doubt for the Copa del Rey final on Friday.

‘Bring home the ninth one’ and ‘Basketball to the rescue’

With little to celebrate for Madrid in terms of football, both Marca and AS opt for the Real Madrid’s final against Olympiacos in basketball’s European Cup as their front pages.

Both are hopeful the Spanish side can secure their 9th European Cup win, and first in 18 years.