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BRAND: “Assault on the quarters”

Marca revel in the Copa del Rey quarter-final between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid at San Mames (9:30 p.m.). The Madrid daily returns to the absence of Karim Benzema as a precaution in view of the shock against PSG in C1 and recalls that the Merengues have emerged victorious from their last three confrontations (two in La Liga and one in the Supercup).

AS: “Adrenaline at the Cathedral”

The Madrid daily returns to the absence of Karim Benzema (34) as a precaution in view of the shock against PSG and recalls a big blow to Real Madrid: the tricolor striker is the bane of Athletic Bilbao, against who he scores almost every time! The opportunity would therefore have been great for him to grow his statistics in the race for the next Ballon d’Or.

SPORTS WORLD : « Plus de muscle »

The joint arrivals of Adama Traoré and Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang at FC Barcelona have brought more depth to Xavi’s squad. Mundo Deportivo are also worried about the Ousmane Dembélé case, which is tearing Joan Laporta and Xavi apart internally.

SPORT: “Day of the Beast”

The presence of Traoré in the ranks of Barça gives hope to the socios and to Sport, which nevertheless lingers on the “hot potato Dembélé. The Catalan newspaper confirms tensions between Xavi and Laporta on the case of the world champion. And for good reason: the Blaugrana coach wants to revive him when his president wants to place him in the stands until the end of the season.

to summarize

Here is the Spanish press review for this Thursday, February 3, 2022. On the menu: the continuation of the King’s Cup quarter-finals with in particular the clash between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid without Karim Benzema. Which could change everything.