You don't know what you have until it's gone! 3 teams that lost their best players

Real Madrid is going through one of its worst crises after CR7's left the club. Has this happened in other sports? LatinAmerican Post tells you

Could they go back to the top? 3 teams that lost their best players

The soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, on July 10, 2018, officially made his entry to the Italian club Juventus FC, without presaging the bad times that his old team from Madrid would suffer. To date, the merengue club is in the sixth position of La Liga BBVA, after 11 dates of the season. An unfavorable result that the team had not had for many years. The final thrust was given by Barcelona when he beat his rival 5-1, a defeat that earned the Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, his departure from the Madrid team.

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The newspaper Marca portrayed this painful situation:

"The desperate start to the season of Real Madrid is the result of a sports plan in the desperate. No longer Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in the history of the white club, a footballer with an average of more than one goal per game, with which you started winning 1-0 ... " The sun cannot be covered with a finger", what Keylor said. The shadow of the Portuguese star is very long. And for Cristiano has not arrived the expected Neymar. The 7 is carried by Mariano "

The expectations of fans of the Spanish capital are very low, and it is logical because so far no one has been able to match CR7, as reported by the newspaper El Observador: "The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo left Madrid without its referent and until now the sum of Bale, Benzema and the Brazilian youth Vinicius Junior has not been able to approach the success and effectiveness of the Portuguese .

Has this situation occurred in other sports?

The shadow of Michael Jordan

The best basketball player of all time, who started his career as a baseball player, finished his career at the end of 2003, in the Washington Wizards. This capital equipment was not one of the best equipment of the NBA, nevertheless, with the arrival of the star Jordan, the hopes of the fans stayed still on. In addition, as the newspaper La Voz de América reported, there was not a game in which the stadium did not have full capacity.

Years passed and, after Michael Jordan decided to retire from the courts, things went from bad to worse for the Wizards. According to the portal  Basketball-Reference, the 2003-2004 season was disappointing for this team from the District of Columbia. It was one of the worst performances for this team in years and, with the departure of his star, the bleachers were not filled. It was one of the worst spurts that the Washington franchise faced.

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Renault- Fernando Alonso

With the entry of Fernando Alonso in 2002, the Renault team began to dream of its first Formula 1 championship in its history, like Spain. In 2005, as reported by the Moto Sport magazine, Fernando Alonso had only three races left to consolidate as champion. However, this would not be easy, since the last 4 circuits the Renault team had not obtained good results. In the end, his Finnish rival, Kimi Räikkönen, missed only two points to reach him. For the first time in history, Spain and Renault had managed to win the Formula 1 prize.

As reported by that average medium:

"World Champion. It keeps saying soon. But at that moment it was a dream come true for thousands and thousands of Spaniards who perhaps had not even dreamed of something like that. To confirm that we were awake, in 2006 he would take the World Cup again, becoming a two-time champion. "

However, and after this great feat, Alonso left this team to compete with the McLaren Mercedes team. After this change of equipment, to this day, Renault has not returned to win the maximum prize of this sport.


LatinAmerican Post | Miguel Diaz

Translated from: '¡No volvieron a la cima! 3 equipos que perdieron a sus estrellas'

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