Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today on Xabi Alonso’s contract renewal with Real Madrid. “Xabi forever Blanco,” Marca titles.
“Great news for the Madridistas: he signs a two-year extension and ends speculation,” they point out.
Spanish daily As highlights Alonso’s message via Twitter: “This will be my home for two more years,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to announce this. I’m very happy. Hala Madrid!” he added.
Los Merengues will face Osasuna today in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16 round. As claims “Gareth Bale will return to the starting eleven.”
“Di Maria will seat on the bench after his controversial gesture,” they report. Marca states “Ancelotti aims to protect Di Maria from the Santiago Bernabeu’s crowd by leaving him on the bench.”
“Jese’s night,” is Marca’s main headline. The most sold Spanish newspaper claims “Ancelotti rewards the youngster with a spot in the starting eleven in a tricky match.”