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Spanish football giants confident as La Liga gets underway

Spanish football giants confident as La Liga gets underway
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Spain’s footballing giants have expressed confidence ahead of their season getting underway on Sunday.

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said he was happy with his team’s defensive cover with captain Carlos Puyol out injured.

Following their 7-0 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final last season, the club had been looking to strengthen their defensive cover.

Speaking on Saturday, Barcelona Coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Gerardo said: “What I say is that as long as Puyol is fine, and he will be because he is recovering well, with Pique, Mascherano, Bartra, Adriano or Busquets as centre backs, we are fine”.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, promised his team would play attractive, attacking football. The Italian manager predicted a good result for their opening league match against Real Betis on Sunday.

He said: “Here it’s not just about winning, because you have to win playing beautifully, offensive (football). I think we will play well and win.”