The Continental Breakfast: Is Balotelli on the brink? Seedorf and Prandelli can cheer him up... and so can daughter Pia

Every day Sportsmail takes a look at several European papers to see what are the biggest sports stories creating talking points on the continent.

Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport kick us off with a glum-looking Mario Balotelli.

The former Manchester City striker burst into tears in Milan's 3-1 defeat by Napoli on Saturday night, and the paper lead with the headline 'Are we losing Balotelli?'

La Gazzetta dello Sport - Aew we losing Balotelli?
Il Romanista - Gervinho and Co ready for Roma's clash with Napoli

Cheer up: La Gazetta dello Sport (left) are worried about Mario Balotelli and Il Romanista are cheering on Roma

They give three names that could help cheer the striker up - Milan boss Clarence Seedorf, Italy manager Cesar Prandelli and his recently-announced daughter Pia.

Elsewhere in Italy, capital paper Il Romanista continue to sing the praises of Gervinho, plastering him over the front page with Roma team-mates ahead of their Coppa Italia semi-final with Napoli on Wednesday.

Marca - Atletico v Real Madrid
Mundo Deportivo - Messi nears record total

Spanish pages: Marca preview the Madrid derby, while Mundo Deportivo are focused on Lionel Messi

Offloaded by Arsenal after failing to impress, the Ivorian has been in top form for Roma this season, and scored two goals in the first leg, which saw Roma triumph 3-2.

Over in Spain, Madrid paper Marca have an eye-catching front cover previewing tonight's clash between cross-city rivals Atletico and Real in the Copa del Rey.

Real triumphed 3-0 in the first leg of the semi-final, but Diego Costa and Co will be looking to get their own back after what was a tempestuous affair.

L'Equipe - Eden Hazard believes he can reach the heights of Ronaldo and Messi
Corriere dello Sport - focus on Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal

You Blue-tie: Eden Hazard is aiming for stratospheric heights in L'Equipe, while Pogba is the focus for Corriere

Mundo Deportivo are naturally focusing on Barcelona, with Lionel Messi catching up to Athletic Bilbao icon Telmo Zarra's record of 335 goals in Spanish club football.

In France, L'Equipe are running an interview with Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who feels he is better than top two Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were at his age - still a tender 23.