Is Real Madrid the favorite to win the Champions League?
An agonizing victory against Inter Milan on the matchday 3 Champions 2020-21 made everyone breathe Real Madrid who faced this day as the last of his group. A victory as agonizing as it was worked that was certified in the minute 80 with a goal from the very young Rodrygo.
But the question that many fans are asking is whether it is the Real Madrid favorite to win this Champions. The truth is that his dubious start does not give much hope after losing the first game against Shaktar, draw against Leverkusen and beat an entire Inter Milan on the horn, finalist by the way of the last Europa League.
The trajectory of Real Madrid in the Champions League since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo
When the Portuguese left the Real Madrid, the white box came from winning 4 the last 5 Champions that had been played until then (2014, 2016, 2017 Y 2018). However, his departure and that of Zidane (who later returned in 2019) in summer 18, seemed to condemn a dry season of success for the madridistas in their fetish competition.
Since the divorce between the Portuguese and the madridistas, neither of them has come out winning. The Real Madrid he was eliminated in the second round of the Champions League 2018-19 in the round of 16 against Ajax that passed him over and in the 19-20 marked by the pandemic that we all already know, against Manchester City, also in the round of 16.
The Portuguese has not done well at Juventus either in terms of the maximum continental club competition concerned, since he has not achieved anything relevant with the Italians in the two Champions League that he has played so far as a player of ‘The old lady‘.
Is Real Madrid the favorite to win the Champions League this year?
Although with this victory he breathes, the odds of Real Madrid (+2000) to fight for the UCL do not look promising after obtaining 4 points 3 matches (1 victoria, 1 defeat and 1 tie). It is clear that whites are always favorites to everything but the truth is that it seems that the coronavirus crisis that is hitting Spain, it is also affecting Spanish teams, including ocean liners as big as the Bernabéu. We will see how they evolve in the next days of the Champions League.