Madrid Press: Two angels and one saint

Madrid Press: Two angels and one saint


People might start thinking that Marca and As are the same newspaper with a different logo. For the millionth time, the two main Spanish newspapers have picked the same picture for their front page and also the same focus, as they overemphasize Iker Casillas’ role in the 4-0 victory over Copenhagen.

Angel di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo were the leaders in the easy win against the Danish side in the second match of the Champions League. Casillas only appeared in stoppage time with three good saves, but had already made a big mistake in the first half that could have cost Los Blancos a draw.

However, as populist as they are, Madrid newspapers couldn’t resist including the goalkeeper in their headlines. Marca titles “Two angels and one saint”, in a reference to Di Maria and Ronaldo -the Argentinian’s first name is Angel- and Casillas, who is known by Spanish press as “The Saint”. As headline is “Four goals… and Casillas for desert”.

“CR7 and Di Maria trash the Danish with four beautiful goals. Iker made the crowd stand with three brilliant saves in the last minute”, Marca reports.

As points out that the draw between Juventus and Galatasaray leaves Los Blancos ahead in the group with a four-point difference.

The second most sold Spanish sports newspaper also highlights Casillas words after the game: “Eight months without playing is a long time, but I want to end my career at Real Madrid”.