Today’s front-page headlines from Marca, AS and Mundo Deportivo…

Confidence in Karim

Madrid believe in the striker

Florentino visits Valdebebas to support the Frenchman

The judge accuses him of collaborating in the alleged blackmail plot

Euro 2016 in danger

The judge keeps Benzema’s restraining order against Valbuena, his France teammate

Benzema and Valbuena, friends since childhood

Valbuena still has a photo of the pair on Facebook

12:45 CET, testifies to the judge for three hours

In total, he has spent more than 24 hours in custody

16:58 CET, Benzema arrives at the executive terminal of Barajas Airport

18:05 CET, he trains alone in the evening

The player is at Benitez’s disposal for the trip to Sevilla

Dinamo Minsk 1-2 Villarreal

Soldado settles a difficult game

Athletic 5-1 Partizan

Thrashing in San Mames as Aduriz scores his 100th goal


Benzema is being investigated for his involvement in the attempt to blackmail Valbuena and participation in the conspiracy

He faces five years in prison

He went to Valdebebas in the afternoon and trained by himself

Club statement: “Florentino Perez has expressed his full support and confidence in the virtousness of his conduct and total innocence”

Atletico open 15 new fan clubs in 2015 and have 742 worldwide

Villarreal win in Minsk with Soldado’s brace

One point away from qualification

Five goals against Partizan, with Williams the star

Aduriz: 100th goal for Athletic

Benzema accused

For conspiracy and blackmail

Returned to Madrid yesterday on charges of extorting Valbuena

“He has no choice, he has to pay," Karim said via telephone to an associate

Neymar, the new Ronaldinho

Contact made with Robin van Persie

Iniesta: “We’ll arrive well for the Clasico”

PSG, €140m for CR7

Europa League

Wins to ensure progress

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