WHAT THE PAPERS SAY...
Saturday 17 November 2012

The Lion Tamer

Incombustible Casillas

Iker has never lost against Athletic in 26 games since 1999

The goalkeeper leads the table for the Zamora Trophy

‘Torpedo’ Messi – Leo nine goals away from Muller’s record 85 in one year

Jimenez: “Barca have no respect”

After AS told of Cristiano's possible goodbye, the Bernabeu takes centre stage

Cristiano will play despite six stitches in his wound

Karanka, when asked if the club defends CR7: “I don’t have to respond to that”

Messi on the hunt for Muller in Tito Vilanova’s 25th match

Barca go from UNICEF to Qatar Airways

City, Chelsea and PSG offer Falcao €10m-a-year

76.8 per cent vote for Messi

2. Cristiano

3. Iniesta

4. Xavi

5. Falcao

100 players, Coaches and ex-footballers from 30 countries choose Messi as their favourite for the Ballon d’Or 2012

Puyol returns – the skipper gets the all-clear and is in Tito’s squad

Barca confirm the first appearance: Qatar Airways on the shirt

Valencia-Espanyol: an examination both on and off the pitch

Karanka: “Mou is happy to have not won the award”

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