The world in recent years took an unexpected turn due to the COVID-19 pandemic: everything is strange on a day-to-day basis. Far from being on the sidelines, this time it was also replicated in football. Look at the six malicious acts that ended this in 2021 …
DT Steven Gerrard ended the drought. / Pool / Getty Images
After 10 years without lifting the trophy, Rangers emerged undefeated champions of the Scottish Premiership six dates before the tournament closes. Glasgow was blue again and Scotland exploded that day. The passion for football is latent throughout the world.
Sporting CP v Boavista FC – Liga NOS / Carlos Rodrigues / Getty Images
In the absence of two dates for the end of the championship, the Sporting raised the Portuguese League trophy after 19 years of drought, with an undefeated of 32 consecutive games without knowing the defeat. It made even Cristiano Ronaldo happy who, after the consecration of the club where he emerged, uploaded a post about it to his networks.
The hegemony of Paris Saint Germain in Ligue 1 is over. / Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images
And one day Lille were champions again and PSG, after four consecutive consecrations, no. For one point, Les Dogues they embittered the Parisians and raised the French trophy on the last day. Chilling closure of Ligue 1.
The streets of Mexico exploded at this precise moment. / RODRIGO ARANGUA / Getty Images
At the Azteca Stadium, Cruz Azul lifted the first Liga MX trophy of the millennium. After 23 years, the Blue they were crowned for the ninth time in their history. Memes are over.
Madness in Italy to re-conquer the Scudetto. / Nicolò Campo / Getty Images
The Nerazzurri, fed up with the hegemony of Juventus in Serie A -nine consecutive years-, they conquered the Scudetto four dates before the tournament ends. From the hand of DT Antonio Conte, the unstoppable Romelu Lukaku and the youth -among others- of Lautaro Martínez, were champions after 10 years of sadness.
Lionel Messi lifted his first trophy with the Major. / CARL DE SOUZA / Getty Images
And the day of the photo that the whole world dreamed of. Lionel messi ended the drought of 28 years without winning the Copa América and lifted the first trophy with his country, no less, against Brazil and the Maracana. Of course, history is not written by cowards. The Rosario, as well as the rebels who accompanied him, was not.