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Papers: The triumphant return!

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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On today’s newspaper covers, both Mundo Deportivo and Sport are celebrating Barcelona’s triumphant return to action in LaLiga with an incredible 4-0 victory over Mallorca.

The wait is finally over and after three months of an enforced break due to the recent dire circumstances, the Catalans returned to the pitches and needless to say, they did not disappoint. Mundo Deportivo went with a cover that celebrated the fact that Barcelona are still very much the leaders after that huge 4-0 victory over their hosts.

They also talk about the fact that the Azulgranas are now five points ahead of Real Madrid, albeit with a game in hand as Los Blancos take the stage today.

Sport have gone with a similar cover, celebrating Barcelona’s triumphant return to action and state that the first of ’11 finals’, referring to the last 11 matchdays that will decide the champion, was a success.

They also dedicated a small section of their cover to Espanyol for their victory over Deportivo Alavés and the preview of Real Madrid’s clash with Eibar that is on the schedule for tonight.

As of right now, Barcelona are leading the charge with five points ahead of their eternal rivals but the race for the LaLiga crown will be long and every single victory counts.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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Barcelona presidential candidate takes a jab at Madrid president, calls him VARentino Perez

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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The presidential elections are edging ever closer and the people are already picking their favourites. However, this battle has very much become a two-horse race and even calling it that is putting it quite mildly as well. Joan Laporta is, to many, the frontrunner for the position while Victor Font and Antoni Freixa are lagging far behind.

This is especially true for the latter who seems to stand no chance against two big names in the business. But Freixa is still trying and campaigning as well. One of his latest moves was actually taking a dig at both Real Madrid and his direct rivals.

Following in Laporta’s footsteps of mocking the Madridistas, according to AS‘ report, Freixa addressed Florentino Perez, Real’s president, as ‘VARentino’ in one of his slogans.

‘I will not allow VARentino to control LaLiga,’, read the slogan to be more precise. Of course, some socis will undoubtedly find this funny and appealing. After all, Laporta’s dig was well received in the community because Barcelona fans, and any other fans for that matter, like jabs like these that are aimed at their arch-rivals.

However, Freixa also took a dig at Laporta as well, calling him out for not attending the debate with himself and Font. Either way, we can safely say the tension is slowly but surely on the rise.

March is also rapidly approaching and the candidates are using all the aces they have up their sleeves. We still don’t know who will have the final say but at the same time, there are some indications suggesting there is a clear favourite after all.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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