19-Aug-16

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

Festival

An Olympic super Thursday swells the Spanish medal count

Start of a fantasy Liga

Malaga-Osasuna (19:45 CET)

Deportivo-Eibar (21:00)

Mariano wins support

Barcelona

Goalkeeper Cillessen among the candidates

Fifth gold

And two finalists securing medals

The League is finally here!

Tebas: “It’s the first time we’ve started without talking about war or debt”

Madrid will go to Anoeta without Keylor, Pepe, Modric, Benzema and Cristiano

The Croatian carries a suspension

Nine are certain: Casilla, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale and Morata

Isco, James, Asensio and Lucas fight for the other two spots

Simeone

“With Gameiro I was very clear, I told him I wanted Diego Costa”

Cillessen

The anointed

The Ajax goalkeeper (27 years) is chosen by Barca to replace Claudio Bravo when he signs for City

He is a Netherlands international, very good with his feet and could be signed for €12m

Bravo will play against Betis before leaving

Barca trust Lim’s word in signing Alcacer

La Liga 2016-2017 begins!

Real Madrid

Cristiano will return against Celta but Benzema remains out