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Tens of thousands of fans celebrate Real Madrid's victory

A huge party with 60,000 club members took place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
29 May 2022, Spain, Madrid: Real Madrid fans gather outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to celebrate their team's victory over Liverpool in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final soccer match, which took place at the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Miguel Candela/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Real Madrid fans gather outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to celebrate their team's victory over Liverpool. Photo: Miguel Candela/dpa.

Tens of thousands of fans celebrated Real Madrid's Champions League victory on the streets of the Spanish capital on Sunday.

The team arrived at the famous Cybele Fountain and were greeted by throngs of people.

Sports journalists from state broadcaster RTVE said the crowds were unusually large even for a Champions League victory.

29 May 2022, Spain, Madrid: (L-R) Real Madrid players Marcelo Vieira, Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois arrive at the traditional celebration at Cibeles, where thousands of fans celebrate the 14th UEFA Champions League victory in Real Madrid's history after defeating Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Atilano Garcia/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Real Madrid players arrive at the traditional celebration at Cybele Fountain. Photo: Atilano Garcia/dpa.

Some members of the public waited for hours in the summer heat to see their heroes. The mood was relaxed with many families out and about.

Many people climbed trees, electrical switchboxes or whatever platform they could find to get to a high point with a better view.

A scarf for the goddess

The team and manager Carlo Ancelotti drove to the fountain in a double decker bus and greeted fans.

29 May 2022, Spain, Madrid: Real Madrid fans gather outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to celebrate their team's victory over Liverpool in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final soccer match, which took place at the Stade de France in Paris. Photo: Miguel Candela/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Real Madrid fans celebrate victory outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photo: Miguel Candela/dpa.

Brazilian team captain Marcelo draped a fan scarf and club flag on the statue of the goddess Cybele and gave her a peck on the cheek and held the trophy up as Queen's "We are the Champions" played.

A huge party took place afterwards at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Around 60,000 club members had free access to the party with a light show and fireworks and where players were honoured individually.

Tens of thousands of fans celebrate Real Madrid's victory
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