Madrid, May 30 / BNA / About 400,000 spectators of Real Madrid fans took to the streets of the Spanish capital, today, Sunday, to join the players to celebrate the 14th victory of the European Football Cup, which consolidated the record after the 1-0 victory over Liverpool in Paris. on Saturday.
Traffic restrictions have been imposed across Madrid since late Saturday as fans began gathering around the central Sibelis fountain to celebrate the team’s fifth Champions League crown in nine years, with a kick from Vinicius Junior an hour before Real’s first attempt on goal. .
Madrid’s emergency services said 51 fans received medical care overnight for burns from flares, falls, dizziness and bruising.
The official celebration began on Sunday at 6pm local time when the winning Real Madrid players made their traditional visit to Almudena Cathedral to present the trophy to Madame Virgen Almudena, patroness of Madrid.
After passing through City Hall and local government offices to meet with the mayor and governor, players arrived in an open-top bus in crowded Cibeles, where about 400,000 fans were waiting around the famous fountain.
They stayed there for over an hour as Real Madrid captain Marcelo took on the traditional responsibility of “crowing” the statue.
Marcelo, in the last of the 33-year-old’s 16 seasons with the Spanish champions, wore a Real Madrid sash around the head of the statue and a white flag with the club’s crest on her chest as a team. His teammates and fans waved their hands in the air to the sound of “We are the Champions.”
The players left Cibeles just after 10pm for a final three-mile run in the open bus to finish the party at the club’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium as a stage was built on the pitch and nearly 50,000 fans were waiting in the stands.
Club president Florentino Perez said: “We are very proud to share this trophy here, in our home. Madrid is our starting point. From here, we were able to pass on our values to the world.”
“This European Cup will be remembered as one of the greatest in history in terms of its achievement. Real Madrid has once again captured the hearts of all the fans.
“I would like to thank all the fans. This is a club that has no owner, you are all the owners of our destiny.”