From BBC to VRM, No club replaces world class talent like Real Madrid

From the era of the BBC in Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to Kylian Mbappe, Vini Jnr and Rodrygo Goes, Real Madrid are blesses with talents to last for years, no club can boast of replacing world class players with such array of young talents. Its just a Madrid thing. It would be remembered how the famous BBC trio won four Champions league during their tenure with the first the famous “la decima” 10th European trophy won then by now current boss Carlo Ancelotti against fierce rival Atletico Madrid, a game in which for the entirety of the match Madrid trail only for then Captain Sergio Ramos to head in Luka Modric corner in the 93rd minute to force extra time, in which Madrid later won 4-1 with Gareth Bale and Ronaldo both getting on the score sheet which would signal the dominance of Madrid in this competition.

After Ancelotti won the 10th Champions League for Madrid up came Club legend Zinedine Zidane who took over after Madrid sacked Rafael Benitez in 2016 and the club legend went on to win Madrid 11th, 12th and 13th Champions League defeating Atletico Madrid 5-3 via penalties with Ronaldo scoring the decisive penalty for the 11th European Trophy with the victory been termed “la undecima” and Zidane followed that with number 12 beating Juventus 4-1 in the final with Ronaldo scoring twice. 12 soon became 13th as Real Madrid who had became first team to defend the trophy soon made it three in a row defeating Liverpool in the final with Benzema scoring the opening goal after a mistake from Karius the Liverpool goal keeper and Bale scoring an overhead kick after a brilliant cross by Marcelo to win the game on the night and Zidanes treble of back to back wins. That signal the end of an era for the famous BBC with Ronaldo joining Juventus and Bale joined the MLS.

Back came familiar man in the dugout with Madrid now having Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo with an experienced Benzema to lead Madrid to 14th European trophy defeating Liverpool 1-0 with Vini Jnr scoring the winning goal on the night. Fast forward to June 1st 2024 and with Benzema gone, signaling the end of the only player remaining from the famous BBC trio, up step Vini Jnr as Madrid won the European trophy for the 15th time, beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 with Vini Jnr scoring the second goal of the match as Carlo Ancelotti wins his 7th Champions League title, five as a manager and three as a player. Come next season Real Madrid will have Kylian Mbappe to call upon having finally gotten their man and the heir to vacant number 9 position previously filled by Karim Benzema. Gone are the era of BBC, now is the time for VRM, no team can ever boast of replacing world class players with exciting talents for now and years to come in Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes and Kylian Mbappe. Its just Madrid doings.

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