REAL MADRID PARADE WITH TROPHY

Real Madrid celebrate the win of their 11th European trophy as they defeated their close rival Atletico Madrid over the weekend.

The team were welcomed by their over 30,000 fans in an early morning parade. The fans endured as it rained just to meet and greet the Champions of Europe after their triumph.

Many waited all night after the game, celebrating the title win. The players arrived Madrid very early in the morning and traveled on an open bus to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles. The players carried the Champions League trophy atop the open air bus to the delight of the cheering fans.

The captain of the winning squad who also scored in the final, making him the first defender to score in two UCL finals, took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele before lifting the trophy high above the figure as fans cheered loudly.

There was also a huge video screen which was put up by gaming company Automatenherz which had been set up to allow fans enjoy the final game once more. As Cristiano Ronaldo scored the final penalty kick, the fans began the party.

Ronaldo stole the headlines across the world, with even the german newspapers reporting Spielautomaten - naming Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates as machines!? Ronaldo has now scored more than 50 goals in six straight seasons and again ended the year as the highest goal scorer in the UCL with 16 goals. He said:

“My seven years [should be six] when I am scoring more than 50 goals, but I am asking more. I am always in the top level. I just want to maintain. I still feel good, I still feel fresh.”

On the other hand, it wasn’t all joy in Iraq as at least 12 Real Madrid fans have been reportedly killed in Iraq. Four gunmen stormed the supporters’ venue and fired indiscriminately before fleeing the scene. Other sources said the death toll could be lower with the fans being in the 18-30 year range.