Sunday, August 1

A Champions as English as its name


  • For the third time two teams from the Premier will play the continental final

  • Guardiola aspires to win his first without Messi, while he continues the curse of Madrid without CR7 and Barça without Neymar

  • Zidane: “Chelsea have been superior. We have lacked forcefulness at the top”

There are binomials that work so well that when breaking them it seems that they suffer the syndrome Bela guttman, that Hungarian coach who led Benfica to win two continental crowns and who, when he was fired, released a curse. “Benfica will not be European champions again for the next hundred years.” It’s already 59.

Pep Guardiola aspires to win his first Champions League 10 years after winning his last with Messi. The Barça and Neymar They haven’t won any since the Brazilian’s scare to Paris four years ago. Same as neither Cristiano Ronaldo not even Madrid have raised their ears since they signed their high-profile divorce. After chaining three continental thrones with CR7 as a stiletto, neither the Portuguese striker nor the Madridistas have appeared again in the final.

Tuchel, from strike to repeat final

The day after PSG stayed in the semifinals, sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaïfi saw how Thomas tuchel, the man who led them to the final in Lisbon and who he kicked out just four months ago, got the ticket to Istanbul.

The Superliga this year is the Premier, the one of the six teams that got off before the draft Florentino Pérez. The Champions League will have a champion as English as his name in the third final between two Premier teams after Tottenham-Liverpool in 2019 and the one that Chelsea played in 2008 with Manchester United. The blues, who would be crowned four years later in a heart-stopping penalty shootout against Bayern, will seek their second crown against Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Only Cuts, tenant for four seasons of the Stamford Bridge goal, made his former boss suffer more than necessary, Roman abramovich. The Russian tycoon must have cursed his former employee and the lack of aim of Timo Werner. until Mount he achieved the goal of tranquility, which extended the curse of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid for another year.

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Without sticking

The white set missed the old punch, as he recognized Zidane. «We have lacked forcefulness above. We have tried, we have reached a final match. It’s a tough moment, “he assumed after his second European elimination, after last year against City. Both he and Casemiro they recognized that Chelsea was superior. «There is no explanation, they have played better and there is no excuse. We are very sad, said the midfielder.


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