WHAT THE PAPERS SAY...
Saturday 10 November 2012

In The Spotlight – Coentrao returns after three months

The Portuguese full-back is the sixth costliest signing in Real Madrid’s history

He has only started in 25 of 75 official matches

His return allows the Ramos-Pepe partnership to return to normal and restore some natural order to the defence

Benzema praises Mou but wants more minutes: “I’ve spent more time on the bench than on the pitch”

The Levante wind – Martins runs more than Cristiano and Messi with the ball at his feet

Juve go for Alexis

Barca get some height back with the return of Puyol, Pique and Busquets

Oliver comes of age – the Atletico gem is 18 today: he will celebrate it tomorrow playing against Sporting B

Xabi Alonso Until 2016 – Madrid’s contract talks with him are well advanced

And Higuain’s renewal will also be sealed shortly

Benzema: “I spend more time on the bench than the pitch”

Del Bosque calls eight from Barca and three from Madrid

The new shirt still carries the French Bourbon insignia on the badge

Alves: “Ronaldo isn’t below Messi because of his character. Leo has a gift”

Futre: “The Ballon d’Or is between Falcao and Cristiano”

“I wear the No 11 for Romario”

Neymar holds the former Azulgrana player up as a reference: “I’ve always admired him”

The numbers emerge – Barca could have €32m available to finance the star’s signing

Alves: “While Messi is there, the Ballon d’Or makes no sense”

National team – eight from Barca and only three from Madrid

Del Bosque again trusts in Blaugrana youth while Montoya is the great surprise

Cristiano’s image-cleaning does not wash – he says he is not arrogant but that is how he acts

Pochettino: “The priority is the result”

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