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Goodbye Proud Legend of Madrid
Rip Legend. pic.twitter.com/XbIdtkhSlL— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) January 18, 2022
(thanks for the link, Valyrian Steel)
You ought to know by now, that one of the greatest legends of Real Madrid and in all of football, Paco Gento, has passed away. Among his many trophies are 12 (!) La Ligas and 6(!!!) Champions League trophies. I want you to think about that for a second; About half of our record Champions League titles were won by tams with the man playing!
Real Madrid legend and honorary president Paco Gento has died at the age of 88.— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 18, 2022
Gento is the only player in history to win six European Cups. He also won 12 league titles. A true Madrid and world football icon.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/vZbuYDnLkT
Gento won the Latin Cup with Real Madrid the two times he played in it.— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 18, 2022
1955, 1957#RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/QSrWVOkTXc
The players observed a minute's silence before training at Ciudad Real Madrid following the passing of Francisco Gento.#RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/enC2Sb5urf— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 18, 2022
FC Barcelona expresses its condolences on the death of legendary Real Madrid player Francisco Gento. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/95JW8BSmt9— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 18, 2022
Paco Gento's family: "Paco passed away wearing the Real Madrid shirt. He always slept with it."— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) January 18, 2022
Lukita Confident Regarding his Extension
Luka Modrić: “There is nothing, nothing better for me than being a Real Madrid player. I'm not thinking about the renewal now. The club knows what I desire. We will surely reach the agreement soon”. ⚪️ #Modric— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 16, 2022
…and it’s just matter of time for #Modric2023. pic.twitter.com/Kfc0BXQwK0
You love confidence when you see it too, don’t you!? Maite Oroz went badass mode when asked about Femenino’s chances against Barcelona:
We are aware that they are a great team, but we are Real Madrid. We have a very complete squad with very good players. Anything can happen.
Catch the pre-match conference here, courtesy of Om.
Have a nice day, fellow Madridistas. May the Madridismo be with you all.