Madrid press report: The derby of the Centuries

Madrid press report: The derby of the Centuries

Madrid press report 24-05-2014

Madrid sports newspapers agree today in their front-pages that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will play the most important derby in the history, as they meet in Lisbon tonight in the Champions League final.

“The derby of the Centuries,” titles As, pointing out that Real and Atletico will fight for “La Decima and the first one” respectively.

The other main Madrid-based sports daily, Marca, claims it will be “a duel of 111 years.” “The Spanish champions fight the mother of all battles to decide who rules in Europe,” they add.

Regarding the injury update, As reports that all players with physical problems seem ready to play: “Cristiano, Benzema, Pepe, Arda Turan and Diego Costa trained normally.”

Both newspapers bring to their front pages the manager’s statements in the press conference prior to the game. “We’ve been dreaming of this final the whole year,” Carlo Ancelotti said. “If we play like in Munich, we can win,” he added.

Meanwhile, Diego Simeone tried to put the pressure on their rival: “We’ve got La Liga, but they are the best team in the world.”

The final will kick off today at 19.45 GTM. 120.000 Spanish fans have travelled to Lisbon, although most of them don’t have a ticket to access Estadio da Luz.

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