Both Madrid sports newspapers emphasize today the fact that Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will face three crucial battles for the title today in only six hours.
The Colchoneros will kick off at 15.00 GMT against Villarreal, the Azulgranas will host Betis at 17.00 and Los Blancos will pay a visit to Real Sociedad at 19.00.
“Half a league in six hours,” titles As. “Six heart-stopping hours for La Liga,” titles Marca, whose main headline is “The other Champions.” The Madrid-based daily claims “it’s a key date in La Liga” although the three of them “will have an eye on the Champions League ties.”
Marca points out Real “will play a key match without Cristiano Ronaldo.” They also suggest Isco will play as a striker.
Both Marca and As agree “Gareth Bale will take Ronaldo’s role.” The Welshman might move to the right side of the attack, where he used to play at Tottenham Hotspur.