Champions League


The Champions League at one of their final games.

Anthony Huerta, Reporter

Football (soccer), it hurts and humbles. For every winner, a loser. For every triumph, a defeat. Beyond the horizon awaits, a new season, a new opportunity, for redemption, for glory, for immortality. The brave will take to the pitch, as warriors to battle, shoulder to shoulder, face to face. The hunger, the determination to push limits.

What a strike from Gareth Bale. Real Madrid wins the Champions League for the fourth time in a row with Gareth Bale leading them into Europe Glory. Little did we know that after this final will be the last time we see Real Madrid without the best manager Zidane and their leading frontman Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Real Madrid will do worse without Ronaldo in the Champions League,” said senior Isaac Mejia

“Last season, his influence in the team became less and less. Again his injuries were to blame for that. He could not get match fit and then it is very difficult to reach your best level when you aren’t playing as much,” said Mejia

“These years at Real Madrid and in this city of Real Madrid have quite possibly been the happiest years of my life. I only have feelings of great gratitude to this club, to the fans and to the city. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received.” said former player, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family and it is because of that, now more than ever, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to the club, to the President, to the directors, to my teammates, to all the staff, the doctors, the physios and all the incredible people who work there in each of their capacities and who pay tireless attention to every little detail.” said Ronaldo

“Juventus are likely to win the Champions League because they were already an amazing team, and with Ronaldo added to the squad, they will most likely be unstoppable. Real Madrid also have a good chance, but without a person like Ronaldo whom is always in the right spot and at the right moments, we will have to see if Real Madrid can continue their amazing Champions League run without the tactics of Zidane and the killer instincts that Ronaldo has.” Mejia said.

“Juventus will end Real Madrid’s streak and leading them to European glory will be no other than the greatest of all time Cristiano Ronaldo,” said senior Faris Khanani

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season for the second year running.
The 33-year-old, now with Juventus, enjoyed yet another exceptional campaign for Real Madrid in 2017/18. Not only did he win a third successive UEFA Champions League title and a record fifth overall – he also top-scored in the competition for a sixth straight season.