Today’s Papers: Atletico Madrid come close but Manchester City take the cigar

A summary of the headlines across the biggest sports papers in Spain, with Atletico Madrid’s defeat to Manchester City the leading story.

'Very was missing'
  • A great Atletico were just a step away from forcing extra time against Manchester City.
  • A message from Simeone: 'It shows the importance of winning.'
  • Guardiola: 'If we play like this against Real Madrid, we won't have a chance.'
  • Renewal Secured: The renewal of Modric, who was acclaimed after the match against Chelsea, is as good as done, although it won't be sealed until June.
  • Roig: 'We are a big team'. The President speaks about the feat and the suffering. 'My wife watched the game with her eyes closed.'
  • Xavi goes all out: 'Our history demands it from us, Madrid's does not.'
  • (Basketball) Maccabi, the opponents of Madrid: After losing in the ACB, Madrid will play the Israelis in the final four.
  • (Tennis) Masters 1000 Monte Carlo: Korda knocks Alcaraz off his cloud.
'Heart without reward'
  • Atletico Madrid tried until the end against a City that didn't create anything.
  • The Rojiblancos were better, but lacked a deserved goal.
  • High tension at the end: Red card for Felipe and a riot and a mess in the tunnel.
  • Simeone; 'Those with large vocabulary praise you with contempt.'
  • '120 minutes at the Bernabeu are an eternity': Journalist Mina Bonino, wife of Fede Valverde, explains how she experienced the comeback.
  • Barca are also looking for the semis: Xavi doesn't want any more surprises. German invasion: thousands of fans without tickets.
  • (Tennis) Alcaraz comes back to earth.
'Only winning will suffice'
  • Barca trust in Camp Nou to put them into their first European semi-final since 2019.
  • Dest and Memphis are available, Pique is a doubt and Xavi warns: 'Our history demands it of us'.
  • Recital without reward: Atletico dominated the match against City but didn't score. Semis: City-Madrid and Liverpool-Villarreal.
  • Tennis/Monte Carlo: Alcaraz goes down against Korda and is eliminated.
  • Basketball/Bilbao 79-67 Madrid: The Merengues continue in their spiral with a fresh loss.
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