Real Madrid fans saw a dream realized on Saturday when their beloved team finally won “La Decima,” their 10th title. They flocked into the streets in wild celebration.
In a game that was closer than what the 4-1 result suggests, Atletico’s Diego Godin scored first and Real fans held their collective breaths until the third minute of extra time, when Sergio Ramos scored with a magnificent header. Then it was onto overtime.
Over 80,000 Real Madrid fans came to their Santiago Bernabeu to watch the game, live from Lisbon, on the giant screens provided for the occasion and they went absolutely wild with the equalizer.
— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) May 26, 2014
The scenes at the Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid celebrated La Decima with the fans. Absolutely amazing. pic.twitter.com/5LLzDiGCXx
— WeAreMadrid10 (@WeAreMadrid10) May 26, 2014
Even though Real were heavy favorites to win it all for the 10th time, fans knew that Atletico Madrid was a dangerous rival, coming fresh from a high of winning La Liga the previous weekend, leaving no other than Lionel Messi and his Barcelona to lick its wounds.
But in the end things worked out for Carlo Ancelotti’s men and now Real Madrid fans are relishing in owning a well-deserved “La Decima” after a 12-year drought, which saw many close calls that ended in heartbreak for “Los Blancos.”
The double-decker carrying the UCL Champions was mobbed by thousands of fans who jumped for joy, many already wearing the now popular jersey with the number 10. It was a night of selfies, dancing, and partying in Madrid.
Sergio Ramos: "This goal isn't mine, it is for all Real Madrid fans, my family and all who supported us to the end." pic.twitter.com/hzIZhwNKH7
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Ronaldo7net) May 25, 2014
Today, Real Madrid fans will be in Real Madrid City before the team travels to show support pic.twitter.com/pjcafx2rqa
— SB (@Realmadridplace) May 22, 2014
Diego Costa and Arda Turan are both out injured pic.twitter.com/Q9GGgARWG7
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) May 17, 2014
For Real Madrid fans this has been an incredible 24 hours, after their team came from behind in one of the most dramatic UEFA Champions League finals in many years.
It is estimated that around 70,000 Real Madrid fans went to Cibeles, in the Spanish capital, to celebrate and cheer on Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of them, who provided them with one of the most exciting seasons in recent years.
The only thing missing in 2014 was the La Liga title, but for Real Madrid fans there was no time to think about that today and the players were so confident of winning “La Decima” that they made a little video before the match:
[Image via Twitter]