Spain’s most sold newspaper, Marca, highlights today on its front page that Real Madrid will seek revenge against Borussia Dortmund from last year’s defeat as they will take on the Germans in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. “Champions Revenge,” they title.
Meanwhile, the other main Madrid-based sports daily, As, claims the draw was good for Los Blancos, as it gave them “a candy” for the next round. On the other hand, As states Luis Figo picked “a bomb” when he matched Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Both newspapers put their focus on El Clasico, which will be played tomorrow night at the Santiago Bernabeu. As reports that the Clasico squads “are worth 1160 million euros.” “They are the world’s most expensive teams: Real Madrid is valued in 571.4 million and Barcelona is worth 588.1.”
Marca claims Los Merengues will put “Ancelotti’s law” into practice: “Intensity, discipline, heart and brain.” The Madrid daily warns Los Blancos will line-up their best starting eleven, while “Tata Martino is still having doubts about Neymar.”
Marca also reports that “Ancelotti locked their squad in the changing room for 20 minutes to give a speech.” Apparently, he spoke about how emotionally important it would be to beat the Azulgranas. The Madrid daily also points out that it will be Victor Valdes last Clasico, unless Real and Barcelona meet in the Champions League.