Madrid Press: Who’s got their ticket to Lisbon?

Madrid Press: Who’s got their ticket to Lisbon?


The final of the Champions League remains very much on the agenda on the front pages of the Madrid press this morning.

AS and Marca both cover many issues on the front page, the main one being the ticketing issue. Both Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid will be given an allocation of 17,000 seats each for the match at the Estadio da Luz on May 24, and will need to hold a lottery amongst the fans as demand will be so big for tickets.

One of the key questions to arise since Los Blancos qualified is will prepared will Iker Casillas be. Carlo Ancelotti will revert to using Diego Lopez in goal against Valencia this weekend, and should he continue to use him for the remaining La Liga games, Casillas will play in the final having not played a match for more than three weeks.

It may be the case then that Ancelotti plays Casillas in the last two league games to keep him fit and ready for Lisbon. As has the latest stats on the World Cup winner – and in the 20 matches he has played for Madrid this season, he’s only conceded 13 goals.

In the latest team of the week announced by UEFA, Los Blancos have six players, while Atletico feature five. The six Madrid players are Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Angel di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.