Usually when a team receives the European Champions League title, what fans are waiting for is a parade. But not in tune with Real Madrid FC this year. They chose to gather in the city center, then celebrate the victory at the iconic church Catedral de la Almudena. All members of the club looked glamorous in black suits. A day ago, they just had a parade.
After returning from Paris, the exclusive Real Madrid club held a ceremony. But this time it was very out of tune by usual. Fans were asked to gather in the Celebes Square area of the Spanish capital. They celebrate the title of a champion without a parade. On the other hand, Real Madrid’s courtiers greeted the fans.
Carlo Ancelotti’s squad beat Liverpool FC 1-0 at State de France on Saturday, 28 May 2022, to win their 14th Champions League trophy. A month earlier, Real Madrid sealed the current issue of the 2021-22 LaLiga champions title. Kareem Benzema was the top scorer, ad interim Vinicius Junior who scored against Liverpool also became a new idol.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti, & his entire team in suits and sunglasses, made part of the victory ceremony on the Spanish City Hall page. The team then headed to the iconic Catedral de la Almudena church to continue an ad interim ceremony of thousands of supporters hoping to see them on the outside.
Real Madrid was dubbed the “King of Comeback” in this year’s Champions League. Due to many surprising events during the competition. Like when Madrid faced off using Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappe’s two goals created a 2-0 lead against Madrid in the round of 16. In the second leg, Benzema’s hat-trick of the last 18 minutes saw them advance to the last eight.
Dramatic extra-time wins over Premier League superstars Chelsea FC & Manchester City FC as Madrid’s moment before going into the final. They weren’t even the favorite team in the final. Because Liverpool only lost 2 times during the current issue before the final. But finally, Vinicius’ goal capped a convincing Madrid performance & shattered Liverpool’s dreams.
Meanwhile, the ceremony was also a farewell for Gareth Bale. He has won the Champions League 5 times since joining Madrid for Tottenham in 2013. The Welsh star was able to return to the English Premier League when he left the Bernabeu. The 32-year-old was an unused substitute in the final and will now focus on Wales’ business of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November 2022.
Gareth Bale will always be remembered by Real Madrid fans as one of the best players to have supported Real Madrid in winning the Champions League five times since his arrival in 2013. Goodbye Bale and we wish you all the best!