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Pressure on Madrid's Perez, Benitez after Clasico tout

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Madris, Nov 22: FC Barcelo's crushing 4-0 win in a Clasico football match over arch rivals Real Madrid here in the Santiago Berbeu Stadium has sent shockwaves through the Spanish press, which reflected both the champions' brilliance and the home team's deep problems.

The 4-0 scoreline, which came thanks to two goals from Luis Suarez, plus goals from Neymar and Andres Iniesta on Saturday, hardly reflected Barcelo's display in which they totally domited from start to finish, reports Xinhua.

That allowed the pro-Barcelo dailies Diario Sport and El Mundo Deportivo to celebrate their side. Diario wrote "Barcelo destroy Real Madrid", while El Mundo Deportivo said the game was "A Symphony from Barcelo and a chorus of boos for Real Madrid."

The Real Madrid papers focused on the damage the result had done to the club president, Florentino Perez: "A hammering for Florentino," headlined AS, whose editor Alfredo Relano highlighted "the Berbeu turns against the Directors' box."

"The fans know that you can fool a lot of people a lot of the time and some people all of the time, but you can't fool everyone all of the time," wrote Relano, whose paper also focuses on the problems faced by coach Rafael Benitez with a project "which was born dead".

Daily Marca highlighted the calls for Perez to resign, saying: "The Berbeu wants heads to roll", and even ran a poll asking its online readers "Who is to blame?"

While Perez is under clear pressure, the paper has declared "Benitez has been sentenced". The coach who was only appointed in June is on borrowed tim, it added. IANS

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