By beating English side Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final, Spanish side Real Madrid celebrated the championship with their fans and religious and political leaders.
Real Madrid first went to the Almudena Church and presented the championship to the city’s saint during the trophy celebrations which lasted over 6 hours.
They awarded the trophy to the saints of the city
Although Spain is a secular state, the 20th century tradition of champion teams awarding their trophies to the saints of the city where they are located continues today, while the convoy of Real Madrid, who came to the costumed church, was hosted by Madrid. Bishop Carlos Osoro.
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They were greeted with the text “Congratulations Champion” in Sol Square.
According to AA News; Real Madrid players, coaching staff and managers later respectively on their balconies. “Congratulations Champion” He went to the government building of the Autonomous Administration of Madrid in Plaza Sol, where the inscription was hung, and then to the Municipality of Madrid.
Another stop for football players walking around the city center with an open-top bus was Cibeles Square, where they go for every cup celebration.
Nearly 200,000 football fans cheered
Football players, who were filled with nearly 200,000 fans, “champion, champ” was greeted with cheers.
Marcelo hangs trash and a flag on the Cibeles monument
As the players of the lilac and white team celebrated the cup with the fans with enthusiasm and music, captain Marcelo hung the club’s scarf and flag on the Cibeles monument, as with every cup.
Slogan for Benzema and goalkeeper Courtois
French striker Karim Benzema and Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois were among the players most supported by fans.
They lifted the trophy at the Bernabeu
The Real Madrid squad then traveled to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the final stop of the celebrations, by open-top bus.
For the cup celebrations, 60,000 fans were taken to the stands with tickets selling for 5 euros per person.
The celebrations continued here with fireworks and music.
President Perez: “The 15th trophy is next”
On the other hand, Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez in his speech during the celebrations said: “Real Madrid continued to write history. The 14th Champions League trophy and the 35th league championship trophies are there. This trophy was won with the victory against the friendly and legendary team of Liverpool and will be remembered as one of the greatest matches in the history of the Champions League. Europe’ We won this trophy by believing and winning against the 4 biggest clubs in Turkey.” said.
“Now it’s time for the 15th Champions League trophy.” said Perez, “This club has no owner. Its owner is the people, and I would like to express my gratitude to them, to the footballers who are part of this history, to our captain Marcelo, who is the footballer who has won the most trophies in our history One of the names that symbolizes Real Madrid, Ancelotti, who won this trophy 4 times and won the European Cup, he is the only coach to have won the championship in the 5 major leagues of the country. “ he said.
Captain Marcelo: “We are living an incredible moment”
Marcelo of footballers, “It’s an incredible moment and it’s very exciting. I’m very happy to experience it.” said, Eder Militao, “This happiness is priceless.” used the sentences.
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