Real Madrid visit Deportivo La Coruna this afternoon in a match that is being described in the Spanish press as a ‘final’ for Los Blancos.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have made a poor start to the La Liga campaign, losing two of their first three matches – the most damaging one being last weekend at home to city rivals Atletico de Madrid.
With Barcelona winning their first three games, there is little room now for Los Blancos to slip up again in the league, even at this very early stage. Marca goes with the headline “A final in September” to highlight the importance of the game in northern Spain.
The paper appears confident Los Blancos can pick up the three points against the newly promoted side, and takes a look as the attacking options available to Ancelotti. Last season the Bale, Benzema and Cristiano combination was nicknamed the BBC. Now, it says there’s the BBC plus one, with the arrival of James Rodriguez. Between them, the quartet have already scored 9 goals this season – with all four on the scoresheet in midweek against Basel.
Elsewhere, AS looks at the latest financial figures announced by the club – and it’s headline in the online edition is one of concern about the 602 million euro debt – an increase of 11% compared to the previous 12 months.