29-Aug-15

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

Rafa's exam

A brave Betis provide Madrid with a stern test in front of an expectant Bernabeu

James joins CR7 and Bale in search of the missing goals

Mel refuses to back down and pulls out his artillery: Ceballos, Ruben Castro and Jorge Molina

Mata returns... plus seven more from the Premier League

Del Bosque feeds the national team with the 'immigrants' of Spanish football

Another from Manchester United (De Gea), four from Chelsea (Cesc, Costa, Azpilicueta and Pedro), one from Arsenal (Cazorla) and one from City (Silva)

Barcelona-Malaga

The trident against Spiderman

Neymar back against Kameni, the goalkeeper who stopped Barca last season

Villarreal 3-1 Espanyol

Soldado and Bakambu lead the comeback

Europa League draw

Athletic and Villarreal the favourites

Bale wants to please

The Welshman spoke in Spanish to Real Madrid TV

“The fans are good to me, I give everything for this shirt”

“In Madrid I like the ham, but the Cibeles is the best”

Barca-Malaga

Return of the trident

Messi, Neymar and Suarez return against Malaga

Torres in line to start against Sevilla

Del Bosque calls up Casillas and De Gea

He also calls up Diego Costa but leaves out Llorente

Next!

Neymar: “I want to make history”

The trident are back in an official game, 84 days after the glorious final in Berlin

Luis Enrique compares Messi with Bolt: “They are the best of all time”

Barca ask the TAD interim for Pique to return at the Vicente Calderon

Villarreal 3-1 Espanyol

Big response

Villarreal came back from 1-0 down in the last half-hour