11-Dec-15

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

Cristiano rises

Regains his shape after months of suffering

He had been playing with pain in his patellar tendon

Portugal’s doctors even advised him to undergo surgery

Followed a specific plan and it has paid off

France cast aside Benzema

He will not be available until trial

The club reiterate their support

Objective: precautionary action

Madrid will today resort to TAD to be reinstated into Copa

Athletic are Spain’s only seeded EL team

Viktoria Plzen 3-3 Villarreal

Athletic 2-2 AZ

Villarreal draw and go through in second

Sevilla and Valencia also in Pot 2

France cast aside Benzema

The FFF announce it is provisional decision

Until the ‘Valbuena Case’ is clarified judicially

The player: “I respect the decision and I trust our President”

Madrid reiterated their support and confidence for the Frenchman in a statement

Appeal confirms Madrid’s expulsion from the Copa

The club will appeal to TAD and could now request precautionary action

Athletic spared but eventually finish top of their group

Villarreal come second after stumbling

Getafe-Real Sociedad (20:30 GMT)

Agirretxe threat to Getafe

He is the national Pichichi with 11 goals

Neymar - no to Madrid, yes to Club World Cup

His father ditches the rumours: “He is not leaving because he is making history with Barcelona”

The medical services believe he will return in the Yokohama final next week on the 20th

Lucho has already given debuts to 10 canteras

Problems remain at Real Madrid

Copa del Rey

Their appeal is dismissed and they only have TAD left

Benzema case

France suspend him from the national team

Canteras

They make their youngsters watch the 0-4 to learn from it

Interview with Vicente del Bosque

“Our philosophy is the three Ps: pressure, possession and profundity”