Cruz Azul broke one of the most famous curses in the Liga BBVA MX to the
prevail in the Final of the Guard1anes Clausura 2021 BBVA MX to Santos Laguna
, but it has not been the only one who has achieved glory in times of pandemic.
In fact, the health contingency has seen several teams be crowned in different areas of sport that were most in need of lifting trophies.
Squads that carried considerable weight behind them regarding curses and droughts that ended and that, coincidentally, occurred in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a count.
The Machine joins this list of teams that culminated in their drought and that could not celebrate with their fans without controls or protocols due to the pandemic.
It was 30 years since the ‘Reds’ were crowned in their domestic competition and, in fact, the title they lifted in 2020 meant the first in the Premier League format in their history.
Liverpool champion! The Premier League is Red with his title
-Inter de Milan
We continue with football and a great from Italy: the Lombard team was finally able to break their 11-year curse in Serie A in 2021, reach their 19th title and put an end to a very long hegemony of their staunch rival in Italy: Juventus.
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It took 18 years for the Florida team to return to the NFL Playoffs, this time, led by Tom Brady, the Buccaneers returned to play postseason and won their second Super Bowl ring in history.
-Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles quintet once again won the Larry O’Brien trophy to put an end to a 10-year curse that once again gives air to the franchise in its fight for the number of titles in NBA history against the Boston Celtics. Now, both with 17 in their windows.
-Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Áneles had a double party in 2020. Not only in basketball but also in the Major Leagues with the Dodgers title and with the Mexicans Víctor González and Julio Urías. It was 32 years that fans had to wait for the Californian ninth to return to glory in the World Series.
Lakers and Dodgers, champions the same year … America likes this
-Sporting of Lisbon
The Primeira Liga de Portugal has just seen the resurgence of a great sleeper. Neither Benfica nor Porto, Sporting finally added a star to its record after 19 years.
One of the two legendary clubs in Scotland, the one that shares the limelight with Celtic. Those of Ibrox were refounded, they were relegated to the third category of the country due to financial problems, little by little they began their resurgence until reaching this point where they returned to conquer the Scottish Premier League, 10 years after their last title.