9 October-2014

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

A Hard Nut To Crack

Spain are playing to remain leaders against ‘ogre’ Skrtel’s Slovakia

La Roja will find a small and crowded stadium

Del Bosque, full of away victories (13) at the qualification stages

Costa in the starting line-up; he is looking for his first goal after five games

Kroos tells all: “I don’t like it when they compare me with Alonso”

“In general there are better players in La Liga than the Bundesliga”

Lass flees from Ebola; the Rayo player leaves his national team

The warning from the club’s chief medical officer forces him to leave Guinea

“This is going to cause me problems. I wanted to play for my country”

Casillas Now Has Another Side

The captain will lead La Roja against Slovakia, the most difficult team in the group

Line-up: Casillas; Juanfran, Pique, Albiol, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Cesc; Silva, Diego Costa, Iniesta

Benzema: “We need Barca in the Spanish League”

Ebola: caution in Europe over the games in Africa

Lass leaves his national team

A Golden Clasico

The game at the Bernabeu will be important for the Ballon d’Or

Cristiano and Messi will fight together for it along with Robben, Neymar and the Germans

Zarra’s daughter prefers Leo to beat her father’s record

Koke: “Cristiano is an athlete, but Messi is God”

La Roja, to make certain of qualification

Del Bosque is confident that Diego Costa will score

Top Secret: Valdes lives isolated from his Barcelona past