Newsstand: British Tabloids Aflare After Man United’s Controversial Loss To Real Madrid
How today's drama will play on tomorrow's front pages
Real Madrid eliminated Manchester United from the Champions League today with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. The English champions led 1-0 after an own goal by Sergio Ramos, but the turning point came when Turkish referee Cuynet Cakir sent off Nani for a studs-high challenge.
That straight red card opened the door for goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo (formerly of United), which left the shorthanded English champions eliminated from the tournament. As Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho confessed afterward: “The best team lost.”
Here’s a look at how tomorrow’s British tabloids, which closed almost immediately after the final whistle, are reacting to the biggest match of the season to date.
Daily Mail, back page
Daily Mirror, back page
Daily Star, back page