Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today on Real Madrid’s poor performance in the Copa del Rey first match against third division side Olimpic Xativa.
Los Blancos were unable to score in the first leg of the domestic cup, playing in an artificial turf pitch.
“Xativa saw Isco but didn’t see Real Madrid,” As titles. “Ancelotti affirms the match was not that bad and he’s satisfied,” the Madrid daily points out.
Marca’s main headline is “The whites were better,” in a reference to the home team’s kit colour. “Real Madrid was unable to score against a decent Xativa that hasn’t conceded a single goal in their last eight games,” they report.
The most sold Spanish newspaper also claims “Isco was the best” player of the match, but “Ancelotti’s men were unable to solve the artificial turf problem.”
They also highlight Olimpic player Peris words after the match stating “we’ll go to the Santiago Bernabeu to win.”