Champions League draw set for Monday in Nyon.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Manchester City’s Spanish contingent reveal that it is better to avoid La Liga sides for now.
– “Better in the quarter finals,” the Spanish contingent at the powerful City do not want hear or talk of Madrid, Barca or Atletico in the draw for the knock-out round..
– A ball-playing Real Madrid.
– Carlo Ancelotti has been able to impose a ball-playing game on his side as Los Blancos are now controlling games.
– They have dominated possession now in 19 of their 22 games.
– An unexpected goalscorer: Mendilibar praises Raul Garcia, “He is a luxury, does all the simple things well”.
– Valencia 1-1 Rubin: A formality of a game and it showed.
– Freiburg 0-2 Sevilla: A comfortable win as Sevilla progress.
– Betis 0-0 Rijeka: Garrido will have to do more.
– The Best in the World according to World Soccer.
– In the voting by the British magazine, the Portuguese won 149 votes more than Lionel Messi.
– Madrid assure that Cristiano will be present at the Balon d’Or gala.
– Faus is angry with Leo Messi. “I do not see a reason to improve his contract with the boss only reviewed six months ago”.
– Atletico could win their 700th game at home this weekend.
– Neymar: “When the Camp Nou sings my name I am almost brought to tears”.
– The Brazilian star is the first player to score a hat-trick in the Copa Libertadores and the Champions League.