Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Barcelona bounced back from their recent troubles to defeat Rayo Vallecano 7-0 in Madrid, with Lionel Messi scoring his 64th and 65th goals of the season; Spain enters recession with an economic downturn of 0.3%; From May 1st, the price for a medium-distance RENFE ticket will be increased by 12.85%
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Rafael Nadal won his seventh Barcelona Open, defeating David Ferrer 7-6 7-5 in yesterday's final; Spain's autonomous regions must today present their adjustment plans which will enable them to meet the 1.5% deficit target that the government requires, under the threat of intervention; Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Plaza Jaume to protest against government cuts to public health and education.