Madrid Press: Supercopa up for grabs on Friday

Madrid Press: Supercopa up for grabs on Friday


The 1-1 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu in between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa first-leg mean the tie is still hanging in the balance and will decided on Friday night.

The papers in Madrid look back on another hard fought derby in which James Rodriguez opened his Real Madrid account in the 81st minute, before Raul Garcia equalised for the visitors with three minutes to go. That equaliser was unjust though as Atletico had set out to defend all night and showed little interest in playing attacking football.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again is taking up plenty of column inches in both Marca and AS. The Portuguese was replaced at the interval suffering with an issue in his left thigh. The 29-year-old is a major doubt for the second-leg at the Vicente Calderon on Friday.

Another player who many are writing about is Angel di Maria. The Argentine has been linked with a move away from the club but showed what he can do with a great performance against Fiorentina at the weekend. He was named on the bench last night and came on during the game, perhaps a hint that he does have a future at the club.

After the game, Diego Simeone described di Maria as Madrid’s best player, while James and Sergio Ramos both said the winger should stay at the club as he is valued by the rest of the squad.


  1. What is really going on in Madrid dressing room? Can’t Calos A (the head coach) put an end to all this news going on about Di Maria.? We all want him to stay, even other fans in different clubs want him to stay. My question is, will you give out your wife you love for a no reason? Madrid club should be wise. Am angry! Hala Madrid!!!