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Real Madrid Stars Hold First Official Team Photo Without Ronaldo In 10 Years



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Real Madrid Stars Hold First Official Team Photo Without Ronaldo

Real Madrid players have been under the spotlight today for their 2018/19 official squad photo – the first one in a decade without Cristiano Ronaldo! The 33-year-old superstar joined Juventus in July for £99m in a transfer which sent shockwaves across the football fraternity.
The Madrid squad have show no signs of a Ronaldo hangover so far though – remaining unbeaten in La Liga with three wins out of four.

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The mood around the squad is also very positive, highlighted even further in the recent photoshoot, with Ronaldo now firmly in the Bernabeu past. See also : Ronaldo Reacts After Scoring Brace For Juventus – See What He Said
Several players have had their say on the Portuguese’s departure – most notably first-team stars Marcelo and Gareth Bale.
Brazilian left-back Marcelo was quizzed after they dropped their first points of the season against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
However, the 30-year-old, who had a close relationship with Ronaldo at the Bernabeu – insists they aren’t missing their former No 7.
He said: “I think supporters also often remember Raul, Zidane… Not only Cristiano.
“The draw is a bit disappointing. We were hoping for a fairer outcome, which would have been to win the game.” see also : Pep Guardiola Hints On Returning To Barcelona
Bale risked falling out with Ronaldo after recently claiming he believes Madrid have more team spirit without Ronaldo.
He added: “Obviously it’s going to be a little different from having such a big player there.“It’s maybe a bit more relaxed, yes. I suppose there is more of a team, more working as one unit rather than one player.”

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