Thursday December 5, 2013

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

Cristiano’s word...

“I’ve seen the team do well without me”

“Even Arbeloa has scored. Imagine that!”

“Xabi’s return has been very important”

“In the World Cup I prefer to avoid Spain, Brazil and Germany”

Pique admits to a critical moment for Barcelona and tells Tello and Montoya: “The door is open”

“We either continue sinking or pick ourselves up”

‘Killer’ Suarez – four goals for Liverpool against Norwich

World Cup upset

Match-fixing in Segunda B and the ladies’ League

Copa stories: Araujo, an Atletico fanatic against Atletico

Ancelotti makes a plea to Florentino

“As a Christmas present I’d like Xabi’s renewal”

“Isco reminds me of Zidane”

“I’m worried about Varane’s knee”

Platini: “In the finals the golden goal would be better than a penalty shoot-out”

UEFA’s team: Madrid and Atleti beat Barca

Nominated: Cristiano, Bale, Isco, Ramos, Diego Costa, Courtois, Filipe Luis, Messi and Pique

Koke turns down offers from Manchester and Liverpool; the midfielder does not contemplate leaving

Pique: “We either continue sinking or pick ourselves up”

Pique sends a message of optimism to Blaugrana fans

“I trust in this team”

“There are two options: We can sink or pick ourselves up, so we must lift ourselves”

“We lost two consecutive games with Pep and nobody questioned the way we play”

Don’t rule out a central defender

Barca are thinking of signing Balanta and Vergini, who are in the shop window

Valencia – the club is for sale

Real Madrid – Cristiano decides to go to the Ballon d’Or awards

Scolari: “Spain are champions and favourites”