Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today in the doubts over Gareth Bale’s return for the derby against Atletico Madrid. Marca claims the Welshman will recover on time from his injury and titles: “Bale to the rescue”.
Meanwhile, As states “Bale and Marcelo are forcing to make it to the derby”, arguing that Carlo Ancelotti doubts whether to put them in the starting eleven or resting them.
Marca’s main headline in the front page is “Ancelotti’s first warning”. The most sold Spanish newspaper claims the Italian is very worried about the team’s performance and has called a pre-match meeting at the training grounds halls of residence.
Both Madrid sports dailies also highlight the punishment referee Muniz Fernandez has received after his terrible performance at Elche, with a controversial penalty call when the time was already over.
“Muniz Fernandez condemned for his mistakes”, Marca claims. As highlights the president of the Referees Committee’s words: “I wouldn’t have made that penalty call”, Sanchez Arminio said. Fernandez has been penalized by not being given any game this weekend.