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Guardiola puts the champagne in the fridge
Manchester City could well be crowned this afternoon if United do not win against Liverpool. “The champagne is in the fridge” title this morning, the Daily Mirror. Comments made by Pep Guardiola after the meeting against Crystal Palace yesterday. A victory (2-0) of the Cityzens also hailed in One of The Independent, which puts the Skyblues in very good shape before the semi-final second leg of the Champions League on Tuesday. For its part, the Daily Star pays homage to Sergio Agüero, author of an absolutely sublime goal on the lawn of Selhurst Park. Obvious for the British media which does not hesitate to recall that the Argentine is not at his first attempt, he who had already offered the title to City on the lawn of QPR in 2011.
Barça under pressure in La Liga
If the title seems to be played in the Premier League, this is not the case in La Liga, far from it. “My God !” exclaims Marca, in One of its edition of the day. Moving on the lawn of Elche, Atlético won on the smallest of scores (0-1), after having come close to the correctional in added time and a missed penalty by Fidel. For their part, Real also suffered against Osasuna. But the Merengues finally managed to find the fault in the last quarter of an hour thanks to two goals signed by Eder Militão and Casemiro (2-0). “To suffer is to win” title elsewhere AS, this morning. Two precious victories which allow the Madrid clubs to consolidate their first and second place, but above all which allow to put pressure on Barça as the poster SPORT on his front page this morning. Blaugrana who travel to Valencia tonight (9 p.m.) and who have no choice but to win, if they want to stay alive in this title race.
Manchester United to break the bank for Pogba
Finally, Paul Pogba is also making the headlines in England this morning. While rumors are rife about the future of the French community, the Daily Star tells us this Sunday that United have started discussions to extend their star. A salary of around 460,000 € per week would also be mentioned. An amount that would make Pogba the highest paid player at the club. Information included in the front page of Daily Mirror who speaks of a “Mega deal” but who adds that the club would also be ready to sell the player, if the negotiations and especially the demands of his agent, Mino Raiola, become too important. One thing is certain, his trainer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is determined to keep his star. “Ole ready to do anything to secure Pogba” title besides the Daily Express, this morning.