Paper Talk: Lionel Messi ‘victim of campaign’ to end his dominance

 Catalonia paper stokes up rivalry between Barca and Madrid. All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Mundo...

 Catalonia paper stokes up rivalry between Barca and Madrid.

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Mundo Deportivo suggest that Lionel Messi is a “victim of a campaign” from Madrid to end his dominance.

Image courtesy of Marca.

- Time for the young ones to shine.

- The youthful Real Madrid side up against the threat of a Segunda B side in the Copa del Rey.

- Eyes on another Alcoronazo.

- Dream journey. Olimpic on the bus for 400 km from Xativa to the Bernabeu.

- Neymar could cost double. The operation could see his transfer fee rise to €141.8 million if certain demands are made.

- Pedro returns to form against Cartagena.

- Another heroic achievement from Alcorcon. Two penalties see them overcome Granada.

- Adrian renews until 2018.

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- Today we play at the Santiago Bernabeu.

- Europe suspects wrongdoing in Spanish football.

- The European Commission start inquiries into Athletic, Barca, Real Madrid, Osasuna, Valencia, Hercules and Elche.

- Xativa take two hours to find a hotel.

- Alcorconazo in Los Carmenes. They level the tie and then win on penalties.

- A day to gain experience.

- Diego Simeone’s side up against Saint Andreu with Manquillo, Oliver, Gimenez and Baptistao..

- Emotional send off for Amaya: “My story has been written”.

Image courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.

- They are after Messi.

- Leo is the victim of a campaign from Madrid that is trying to end his dominance. It cannot be tolerated for during the ‘Messi era’ Barca have triumphed many titles.

- Barca have won 21 titles since 2008. Madrid have won just 8 titles in the same period.

- They fear the Neymar-Leo partnership and want to make Cristiano Ronaldo the icon of reference.

- Comfortable progression to the round of 16. Pedro continues his good run of form and opened the scoring and now Barca wait for Getafe.

- Neymar also scored in the Copa after some great play with Iniesta.

- Valencia present Nico Estevez as their new boss.

- Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti ends talk of referees. The coach of Xativa does not discount a miracle happening.

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