As the world prepares for Euro 2016, it seems like every team has had to deal with a serious slump.
Yet, even in a year of upheaval, Real Madrid still manage to be the world’s best club.
At the very least, it has been this way for the last six years.
It was only last year that a group of players decided to move on.
There was no pressure, no pressure to make a statement, just a desire to finish at the top of their game.
Real Madrid will be the first team to be crowned champions since Bayern Munich in 2011, with a record of 16-1-5, when the club finally broke the 50-match winless streak for the first time since 1988.
There has been a lot of talk about how the club should have improved since then, but the truth is that they have never really been in a good position.
They have not been at the pinnacle of European football, which is something that they should be, given that the Champions League is the world championship.
They also don’t have a Champions League team with the best player in the world.
The only player who has been in the top ten this season is Cristiano Ronaldo, and this year he is only the second player to finish above Lionel Messi (10th in 2016).
If they did manage to achieve the Champions and reach the finals, it would be the greatest achievement of the club’s long and illustrious history.
However, there is still a long way to go, and Real Madrid have not won a major trophy since the 1999 Champions League final, and that was with a squad that had a lot less talent than the one that won the treble.
A lot has changed since then.
Madrid have made a lot more money, have a stronger squad, have more quality players, and have made some remarkable signings.
Now, they are one of the most consistent teams in the league, and the world has to keep its eyes on them to see what they can achieve next.
With so much going on, it is difficult to know what will happen next, but there are still some exciting moments that could change the way fans think about the club.
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