The 12 months in which the long droughts of sport fell: Liverpool, Dodgers, Lakers, Cruz Azul …

Cruz Azul, Dodgers, Lakers, Lille, Inter, Rangers end with ...

ANDThis year was finally the good one. 8,575 days, or if you prefer 23 years, 5 months and 22 days later, Cruz Azul is the Liga MX champion. The seven was the lucky one, since after losing six consecutive MX League finals, they surpassed Santos to finally embroider the ninth star.

It was a very long walk in the desert for the celestial ones, in which they literally invented a word to define continual and increasingly novel failures, but that in a post-pandemic sports world, they become the last team that after many years without a title, reopened the showcases to add trophies.

The first to mention is the Liverpool. The Reds they had since 89/90 without winning the League of England; In the Premier Era (since 1992), they had four runners-up, and although they won several Champions, the League was the pending account that they finally conquered in 2020, in the post-pandemic. They had it almost finished before the break by Covid and the celebration arrived, although without fans at Anfield to live the historical moment.

Those who could celebrate with fans, although in a bubble, were the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Californian team had not won the World Series since 1988, with two Fall Classics lost in those 32 years without title. It all ended in the Major League Baseball bubble in Texas, where they beat the Rays in six games, but suffered to the extreme in the National League Championship Series as they went 1-3 down against the Atlanta Braves.

Another Los Angeles team ended the drought before the Dodgers. The Lakers won their 17th ring in the Orlando bubble, beating the seriously injured Miami Heat in six games to win their first NBA championship since Kobe’s fifth and last in 2010. LThe decade had been the worst in the history of the gold and purple, with its biggest finals and title droughts, but ended in Anthony Davis’ freshman year in LA

In the NFL, a long drought also ended. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl and first since February 2003 from the hand of Tom Brady, who came to Florida after 20 years in New England and led the Losing team in American football history to be champion.

In European football, the 20/21 season was rich territory for surprises. The most interesting story is the Villarreal, the smallest populated team to win a continental title by beating Manchester United and their first title in nearly 100 years of life.

At the domestic league level there were also great stories. Three great dominions ended in Scotland, France and Italy. The nine-league streak of the Celtic, which yielded the crown to Rangers, who won for the first time since 2011, after which they fell to the bottom of hell due to the crisis that forced them to play in the lowest categories of Scottish football and, under the guidance of Steven Gerard, they won the League.

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