Madrid Press: No margin for error

Madrid Press: No margin for error


La Liga is only seven games in and the Madrid press is already saying Real Madrid have no room for error should they have ambitions to lift the title.

Los Blancos find themselves five points behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid, with both having won all seven of their matches to date. Real lost to Atletico last weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu and also dropped points in the 1-1 draw at Villareal.

Tonight they take on Levante at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, where they secured a 1-0 win last year thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal. While there is no debate about the Portuguese’ involvement, both Marca and AS suggest there may be a change up front with Alvaro Morata being preferred to Karim Benzema. According to the papers, the French forward may drop to the bench due to his poor form.

Away from the match, there is still talk of Luis Suarez – with international team mate Edison Cavani saying in an interview that the Liverpool forward only has his heart set on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and nowhere else.

Marca also has an interview with Raphael Varane that covers how he dealt with his injury problems and his recovery in the last five months. The young defender admitted that he has had to change his running style as a result of the injury, but that he is relieved to be back playing football again.