18-Dec-16

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

“We want to make history”

Real Madrid-Kashima (10:30 GMT)

Madrid can become five-time champions of the world today

Benzema dreams of putting the cherry atop of 2016

“We came here to enjoy and win another trophy”

Zidane confirms ‘Mr Final’ in the XI: Sergio Ramos has played in 18 and won 13

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Las Palmas

A respite before the holidays

Saul scores a great goal that gives three golden points to a discreet Atleti

Barcelona-Espanyol (19:45)

Espanyol threaten the local fragility of Barca

Sporting 1-3 Villarreal

Granada 0-2 Real Sociedad

Sevilla 4-1 Malaga

Another defeat

Emery’s PSG, in free fall

Diego Costa increases Chelsea’s Premier League lead even more

“You don’t win with your name”

Zidane does not want overconfidence against Kashima

XI for the final: Keylor; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Lucas Vazquez, Benzema, Ronaldo

Infantino defends VAR ...

“We’re still in testing”

“We’re making mistakes to then make the right decisions”

... and Ramos too

“I’m a supporter of new technologies and I’m in favour of improving football”

An improving Espanyol leave Barca restless

Luis Enrique, obsessed with winning “to put pressure on Madrid”

Thanks to Saul and Moya

Atletico suffered against Las Palmas and did not clear all their doubts

Sevilla are a gale-force

Four goals in 10 minutes blew away Malaga

Leganes-Eibar (15:15 GMT)

Deportivo-Osasuna (17:30)

Mega derby

With Barca forced to win and Espanyol in form, more than a rivalry is at stake

La Blaugrana must cut their deficit in La Liga and Los Pericos have not lost since September

And after that, an EGM

At the Palau de Congresos (15:30 GMT), two important issues will be decided by the club

On one hand, the Action of Responsibility; on the other, to ratify Rakuten

Madrid play for the Club World Cup against rookies