Madrid sports daily As continue their campaign to bring Iker Casillas back to the starting line-up by putting their focus on the goalkeeper’s excellent last-minute save to give Real Madrid a 0-1 victory over Espanyol.
“Cornella’s crowd chanted ‘Iker, Iker’ when he denied Cordoba’s shot,” As titles. “Casillas beat his personal record of time without conceding a goal: 592 minutes,” they point out.
Casillas only had to interfere in the match once, as Los Blancos were in control of the game. Perhaps his rival Kiko Casilla deserved a front page more than Iker did, as he prevented Los Merengues from earning an emphatic win, with a number of fantastic saves.
Meanwhile, Marca’s main headline is “Unbeatable.” “Madrid continues their good run and put a foot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals,” they report.
“It was an excellent first half from Los Blancos,” they argue. “It’s now eight consecutive wins and six games without conceding a goal,” they point out.
Marca takes a different approach on Casillas’ save, highlighting the keeper’s words after the game: “The goalkeepers’ debate bores me,” Real’s captain said.