The Classic paralyzed half the world and after the meeting the media around the world had something to say about the match (2-0). The covers of digital media have not taken long to praise Vinicius and the rest of soccer players Real Madrid in his encounter in front of Barcelona, of which they emphasize that they have lost the leadership. These are the headlines left by the world press: Daily MailThe British newspaper focuses on the end of the white drought in the Classics: “Vinicius and Mariano end the streak of seven Classics without winning.”Mirror“Vinicius Junior breaks Messi’s record and Madrid wins the Classic.” The 19-year-old Brazilian became the youngest player to score in a Classic in the 21st century.The sunThe English focus on how valuable the three points are to assault the Santander League: “Incalculable victory of Los Blancos in the Classic to beat the rivals.”The telegraphMore compliments to the Brazilian in England: “Real Madrid jumps to Barcelona and becomes leader thanks to Vinicius”.The timesCristiano Ronaldo was in the box witnessing the meeting and in the English newspaper include him in his headline: “Cristiano Ronaldo watches as Madrid jumps and crushes his rivals.” La Gazzetta dello SportIn Italy they speak of a change of roles both in the classification and with respect to what had been seen during the last duels: “A contrasted Classic. The pride of Real fuses Barça with Vinicius and Diaz.”TuttosportOne of the most similar means to Juventus also used the name of its star for the headline: “Real Madrid wins the Classic under the eyes of Ronaldo”.L’EquipeThe French media highlights the change of leader in the classification: “Real Madrid returns to reign in the Classic and leads the championship.” In their paper edition they dedicate a small space to the party under the headline: “Zidane breathes.”Le parisienThe newspaper focuses on the performance of French players, qualifying as “ghostly” the second half of Griezmann, of “disappointment” Umtiti’s match and highlighting the “solidity” from Varane.BildThe German medium focuses on the local Real Madrid player to title his chronicle: “Kroos starts the Royal party.”A BolaIn the Portuguese media they point out that whites return to the first position: “Real Madrid wins in the Superclassic and leads again.”Or jogoHolder similar to that of his fellow Russians: “Madrid wins in the Classic against Barcelona and returns to the lead.”OléThe Argentine newspaper entitled: “This is how Madrid wins.” In addition, in an additional news, they analyze the meeting of the crack of Barcelona: “Messi, surrounded and without aim”.Balloon supportIn Brazil they focus on one of their new stars taking advantage of their great performance: “Vinicius Junior shines in the victory of Madrid in the Classic against Barcelona”.
The real Serena Williams finally turned up at the French Open on Saturday in pursuit of a 22nd grand slam singles title but it was to no avail as she lost to a tenacious opponent who beat her at her own power game. (Also read: Djokovic, Murray eye milestones in blockbuster French Open final)In contrast to her listless quarter and semi-final performances in labouring past two players outside the world’s top 50, the American looked more like her menacing self as she traded high-octane blows with Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza.The return of Williams’ trademark screams after key points also pointed to a more focused approach on her fourth successive day on court than she had shown, when ostensibly fresher, during Thursday’s and Friday’s matches. (Also read: Spanish pair denies Bryans 17th major title) A share of the professional-era record tally of singles crowns held by Steffi Graf would have been hers had she won but it was Muguruza who triumphed 7-5 6-4.Earlier in the tournament Williams appeared to view the landmark with indifference, telling reporters on Friday “(there’s) nothing I can do about it”.But her committed contribution to Saturday’s captivating final suggested that, perhaps with an awareness of diminishing opportunities as she approaches her 35th birthday, she cared more than she was willing to admit.In the end the better player won and Williams denied suggestions that, after the defeat added to January’s Australian Open final reverse at the hands of German Angelique Kerber, the pressure of gunning for number 22 might be getting to her.advertisementThe American, not wanting to use a niggly adductor muscle or a tough playing schedule as excuses, seemed relieved it was all over, at least for a few weeks until the drama decamps to Wimbledon.”I think in Australia…Kerber made 16 errors in three sets…so what do you do in that situation? Today Garbine played unbelievable,” Williams told reporters.”The only thing I can do is just keep trying.”