Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today in the fact that El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona can go some way to deciding La Liga title, especially if Los Blancos win.
“K.O. risk for Barca,” titles Marca. “A Clasico worth a championship,” says As.
Alfredo Relano’s newspaper points out that “Messi and Cristiano come into the game in their best form.” They also highlight both managers’ words ahead of the game. “It’s time for me to finally beat Barca,” Carlo Ancelotti told the press. “Winning at the Santiago Bernabeu is our last chance to fight for La Liga,” Tata Martino confessed.
Meanwhile, Marca reports that “Madrid will line-up their best starting eleven aiming to kick Barcelona out of the fight for La Liga.” Spain’s most sold newspaper claims “Bale will decide the game,” given his great state of shape.
Los Blancos will host their arch-rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu at 20.00 GMT. Los Merengues sit at the top of the table three points clear of Atletico Madrid and four ahead of third-placed Barcelona. With only ten matches to go in La Liga, a victory for Carlo Ancelotti men could be decisive.