The king is dead. Long live Ronaldo!

ItâÂÂs a fairly testing task for the folks at Marca to hold just one coherent thought in their tiny little minds at any one time, never mind two. But thatâÂÂs the contorting conundrum in the complex realm of Raúl that has been on the paperâÂÂs journalistic agenda ever since Florentino Pérez came back to the club last summer.

The default position for the newspaper has always been that Raúl is a magnificent man-god and anyone who suggests otherwise deserves having their still-beating heart being ripped out, Temple of Doom style.

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