Real Madrid will face Olimpic Xativa in the second leg of the Copa del Rey tonight and Carlo Ancelotti will give the youngsters a chance to shine.
“It’s time for the youth,” Marca titles, pointing out Ancelotti will display “a line-up full of youngsters against a third division side.”
Both Madrid sports newspapers publish different reports on Olimpic’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu. Marca’s headline is “Travelling to a dream.” “They drove 400 kilometres by bus,” they explain.
“It took them two hours to find their hotel,” As reports, together of a picture of the players walking through the streets of Madrid.
Los Blancos will have to win tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu to qualify for the next round of the Copa del Rey, after a 0-0 draw in the away leg.
PRISA’s sport daily also highlights in its front page the fact that the European Commission has started proceedings against seven Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid. “Europe suspicious of Spanish football,” they title.