Though Real Madrid might appear to be overwhelming favorites to beat San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final, the South American champions seem to have divine intervention on their side. Ever since San Lorenzo supporter Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, they can’t stop winning trophies. First they won Argentina’s Primeria Division, then they won Copa Libertadores for the first time in the club’s history.
Now San Lorenzo face arguably the strongest team in the world, putting the Pope’s holy influence to the test. And at a press conference ahead of the match, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has attempted to one-up them (and everyone else).
“If we make history or not depends on the titles and records we win. Real Madrid is God’s team and the world’s. We are living a splendid and unique moment. We are all happy with Ancelotti, who is a very important part of why we are achieving what we are achieving. Time will tell how far we are able to take it.”
There are a lot of people who would dispute the assertion that Real Madrid are the world’s team, but one in particular who would dispute that they are God’s.
“Real Madrid are God’s team?” Zlatan Ibrahimovic would say. “I play for PSG. There are at least seven clubs I like more than Real Madrid. At least.”