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Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid said goodbye to the Champions League

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 20:08

Real Madrid Betting NewsReal Madrid once again failed the second round of the Champions League when they draw 1-1 with Lyon (leg: 0-1), on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid paid more than EUR 250 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and many others, but eventually fell for the sixth consecutive time in the second round of the Champions.

In addition, the blow stings more this year since the end of the 2009-2010 edition of the maximum continental club competition will be held on May 22 at the Bernabeu.

And yet everything seemed perfect for fans of Real Madrid Florentino Perez, the last president who won a Champions League Odds (2002) returned to the club head blank with two of the last Golden Balls in the pocket, Kaka (2007 ) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2008), able to lead Real to the final in their stadium in 2010 to win his 10th European Cup.

However, after the Juventus of Turin (2005), Arsenal (2006), Bayern Munich (2007), Roma (2008) and Liverpool (2009), has now touched the turn of Lyon prematurely destroy the dreams of victory and Real Madrid make history in this competition.

The pressure in the tournament, increasing to try to forget the failure of last season, seems to have weighed heavily this year with high expectations due to host the final and the investment made.

Doubly wounded in the 2008-2009 soccer betting season by a humiliating elimination in the second round against Liverpool (5-0 on the set of the tie) and the subsequent success of Barcelona, his great rival in the final against Manchester United, Real Madrid wanted to give this year a fist on the table.

Florentino Perez, the father of the "Galacticos" (Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo and Beckham) from 2000 to 2006, celebrated his return to the "white house" by signing a worthy successors to them.

Accustomed to sign each season the "best player in the world", this time threw the rest to the transfer of Kaka (AC Milan), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United).

More than 160 million euros only for both (94 by Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka 67) players. In addition to 35 million by France's Karim Benzema, 30 Xabi Alonso, Raul Albiol 15, 5 by Negredo (traded after Sevilla), Esteban Granero 4 and 4 by Alvaro Arbeloa. Total: 254 million euros. Something never seen in a campaign of signings.

Real Madrid's season not yet complete and still be champion of the Spanish league, ahead of Barça. But after this new European fiasco, and can be considered practically lost.

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