Italy joins the list of champions who ended their title droughts: Liverpool, Dodgers, Cruz Azul, Lakers …

Italy wins the European Championship title 50 years later.

Lto Eurocup was going to give a new champion this 2021, but not just any champion, whoever won ended his streak without titles in the old continent. The work was achieved by Italy, which managed to send even the penalties to England to win their second tournament title.

A game that was not easy, but that the claw and spirit of those led by Mancini gave them the long-awaited title, which I had been waiting for 50 years. The azzurra had suffered several setbacks in the Eurocup that prevented them from reigning despite having glorious generations defending their colors.

But the title finally came and maintained the streak that has been marked for almost a year in world sport, where the leagues saw several teams that had suffered throughout their history crowned.

In football, Liverpool has to be mentioned. Those led by J├╝rgen Klopp had since 89/90 that they failed to win the Premier League. A season that was easy for them, despite being stopped by the pandemic, and they were able to maintain dominance in the tournament to win the title in England.

Cruz Azul was another team that achieved the feat in Mexican soccer, after 23 years they were able to remain the best in Liga MX and put an end to their demons to beat Santos in the final and finally get the ninth star.

The Dodgers sent MLB vibrating into a bubble. The Los Angeles team had not won the World Series since 1988, reaping two defeats in that long way. But it all ended when they beat the Rays to be crowned in the Big Top.

The NBA was not exempt. In December the Lakers reached their 17th ring by beating the Miami Heat at the Orlando Bubble. And in the current season it could be repeated that a team that has not reigned does it and that is Bucks and Suns carry several years without succeeding in the Finals.

In the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Tom Brady They did the unthinkable by taking the Super Bowl against favorites Kansas City Chiefs, after not doing so since 2003.

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