The Castle News | Spanish newspapers highlight Real Madrid’s “thirst” for the title

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Castle News:

Cities – Spanish newspapers, specifically Madrid, highlighted Real Madrid’s qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals at the Italian expense of Atalanta after winning it (3-1) in the second leg of the 16th round and before it with a clean goal to go, highlighting the royal “thirst” for the title of his favorite championship.

In a picture of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos celebrating the scoring of his team’s second goal in the second leg, Marca titled its home page “Thirst for Champions”, highlighting that “Real Madrid qualified for the quarter-finals after a trustworthy match.”

For its part, (AS) newspaper chose the title of “a good dose of Championes”, saying that “Real qualified for the quarter-finals thanks to goals signed by Benzema, Ramos and Asensio.”

The newspaper also highlighted the remarkable match presented by Luka Modric and Vinicius, who was about to score an extraordinary goal.

As for the Catalan newspapers, their main pages dedicated to Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who recently equaled the number of former Barca player Xavi Hernandez as the owner of the largest number of matches he played with the Blaugrana shirt (767 matches), and did not mention the victory of Real only in small areas. With the headline “A passage to the quarter-finals”, the newspaper (Mundo Deportivo) mentioned the royal victory in a small square at the top of its home page, saying that “Atalanta made things easier for the Real, who won a gift from the goalkeeper and a penalty kick.”

As for the main part of the cover, the Catalan newspaper assigned it to Messi, noting that “after Xavi’s number was equalized in the matches he played, Leo became proud that he holds all the individual records in the history of Barca,” with a presentation of the numbers he achieved with the Blaugrana.

In the same way, (Sport) touched on Real’s qualification for the quarter-finals of the tournament that Barcelona had left at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. More than 20 goals in the League ».

The newspaper stated that “after the double he scored against Huesca, the Argentine star is heading towards the eighth goal-scorer award.”

At the top of the page, SPORT highlighted that Juan Laporta “has won support and will be installed as the new president of the Catalan club.”

Guardiola admits the pressure

Spaniard Pep Guardiola admitted that he has been feeling the pressure to win the Champions League since he became the coach of Manchester City.

Manchester City reached the quarter-finals at the expense of Borussia Moenchengladbach, by beating them 2-0 on the return, which is the same result that the first-leg match ended up with.

However, Manchester City did not succeed in skipping the quarter-finals in the past three seasons, as it fell at the hands of Liverpool, Tottenham, the English, and Lyon, respectively. The continental cup, with two big ears, is the only title Guardiola has not won with Manchester City since he took over his coaching in 2016, noting that he won the continental title twice with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

“Since I came here, they told me that I should be crowned the Champions League,” Guardiola said. “The pressure is always on our shoulders, but I don’t care about this. If you deserve it in football, you will qualify, and vice versa.”

Manchester City, which has never won the Champions League with its old or new system, fights on 4 sides and hopes to score a rare quadruple this season, as it leads by 14 points in the Premier League than its closest rival, Manchester United, and its crowning is only a matter of time, and it has reached The quarter-finals of the England Cup, where they meet Everton away from their stadium this weekend, and Tottenham will meet in the League Cup final on April 25. (Agencies)





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