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Madrid (AFP) – Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez advised the crew to show their consideration to successful a fifteenth European Cup, because the gamers celebrated their newest Champions League triumph with hundreds of followers within the Spanish capital on Sunday.
Actual Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0 on the Stade de France on Saturday night time, with Vinicius Junior scoring the successful purpose to safe the membership their fifth Champions League title within the final 9 seasons.
To have a good time the success, the gamers took the trophies on an open-top bus tour across the metropolis on Sunday, which included stops on the Almudena Cathedral, regional authorities headquarters, Metropolis Corridor, Plaza Cibeles and at last the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Actual Madrid has made historical past once more and right here is our 14th European Cup and thirty fifth La Liga trophy,” Perez stated on the regional authorities headquarters.
“This European Cup, gained towards a legendary membership like Liverpool, will probably be remembered as one of many best within the historical past of the Champions League.
“This membership’s legend grows larger and larger. We have now crushed 4 of the perfect groups in Europe by combating and all the time believing till the top.
“It has been an exquisite season and it has been achieved in probably the most stunning and tough occasions in our historical past. 5 Champions Leagues in eight years is one thing very tough for soccer followers to neglect from all around the world. Madrid is everlasting. And now, let’s go for the fifteenth.”
Perez additionally praised Actual Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who this season has grow to be the primary coach to win 4 European Cups and the primary to win all 5 main European leagues.
“He symbolises what Actual Madrid is,” stated Perez.
Wearing black fits, white shirts and black ties, the Actual Madrid gamers paraded the trophies at every location, whereas additionally signing shirts, giving autographs and posing for pictures with their adoring followers.
On high of the bus, the gamers placed on Actual Madrid shirts that had the quantity 14 and ‘champions’ written on the again.
Karim Benzema and Marcelo shared carrying the Champions League trophy by holding a deal with every whereas Luka Modric and Nacho Fernandez carried the La Liga trophy.
“I have not slept a lot, I had an excessive amount of adrenaline to have the ability to sleep,” stated Thibaut Courtois, Actual Madrid’s goalkeeper who was named man of the match within the last.
“I nonetheless could not imagine it, it is an unimaginable feeling. For me it is an honour to play for Actual Madrid and I hope I can assist the crew win extra.”
The Actual Madrid bus will arrive at Plaza Cibeles afterward Sunday, the central sq. on the finish of Gran Through, the place the membership historically celebrates its greatest titles with supporters across the Cibeles fountain.
After saluting the hundreds of followers gathered at Cibeles, the gamers will trip the bus again to the Santiago Bernabeu for a last celebration ceremony.
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