Both Madrid main sports newspapers have picked the same idea for their front pages in the day of the Copa del Rey final.
“Cybele against Neptune”, titles As. “A challenge between gods”, shows Marca, together with a picture of the two Madrid status where Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid usually celebrate their victories.
If Real wins, everything is set up at Cybele place for the celebration. If Atletico gets the trophy, the official party will be delayed until tomorrow, but the fans will congregate for sure around Neptune’s statue, just 700 metres away from Cybele’s.
‘Sergio Ramos appeals to the team spirit to win the final’, adds Marca, pointing out that Real’s second captain offered the pre-match press conference in the absence of Jose Mourinho and his assistant, Aitor Karanka, who did not want to talk to the press.
The Colchoneros manager, Diego Pablo Simeone, did speak to the media. ‘Simeone is worried about Atletico not being favourite’, Marca claims.
As focuses more on the pre-game figures: ‘Cristiano, who has scored 54 goals so far this season, and Falcao (34 goals), arrive to the final in their best moment’, the Madrid daily says.