Madrid sports newspapers emphasize today the fact that the Champions League last 16 round draw will take place today, and they both agree Real Madrid most difficult rivals could be Manchester City and Arsenal.
“The danger comes from the Premier League,” titles Marca, claiming “City and Arsenal are the worst rivals Real, Barcelona and Atletico could get.”
“Spanish teams seek to avoid Manchester City and Arsenal,” titles As. The other possible rivals for Los Blancos are Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiacos, Zenit, Milan and Schalke 04.
As also publishes Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest statements on the Ballon d’Or. “I’m analysing with the club whether to attend the event or not,” he said.
Meanwhile, Marca main story in their front page is a complaint on the referees’ mistakes that have harmed Real Madrid. “Ramos and Madrid are sick of the referees treat,” they state.
“The centre-back feels harassed, while the club directors think there’s a double standard for Los Blancos and Barcelona,” Marca points out.
The Madrid daily reports that Los Merengues will appeal to the Discipline Committee and “they believe Ramos’ second yellow card against Osasuna will be nullified.”