They may have been 1,800 miles away from where the action was unfolding, but that didn’t stop Real Madrid’s passionate fans celebrating their Champions League victory wildly at the Santiago Bernabeu.
More than 80,000 spectators packed Real’s home stadium to watch the Kiev final against Liverpool unfold on eight giant screens constructed on the pitch.
And there were jubilant celebrations for each of their side’s three goals and at the final whistle as a hat-trick of Champions League victories was confirmed.
More than 80,000 Real Madrid supporters packed the Santiago Bernabeu to watch Saturday’s Champions League final win
Eight giant screens were set up on the Santiago Bernabeu pitch to allow fans not in Kiev to watch the match in a stadium
Silver streamers and tickertape explodes as fans inside the Bernabeu watch Sergio Ramos lift the trophy
The atmosphere was rocking as 80,000 Real fans packed their stadium to watch them win a third straight European Cup
The Bernabeu was a sell-out but the entertainment was a television broadcast of the Champions League final from Kiev
Fans celebrate deliriously after two goals from Gareth Bale and another from Karim Benzema secured a 3-1 win over Liverpool
The Real fans celebrate one of their three goals on a very memorable evening for Zinedine Zidane’s team
Fans who weren’t lucky enough to be out in Kiev did the next best thing by watching a television relay at the Bernabeu and the atmosphere was absolutely rocking.
A goal from Karim Benzema and two from Gareth Bale – including a spectacular overhead kick described enthusiastically as a ‘Golazo’ by the TV commentator – had the fans singing and dancing in the stands.
Of course, two of their goals were gifted by Liverpool German goalkeeper Loris Karius, but nobody seemed to care about that too much.
Fans came kitted out in shirts and scarves, and with flags, banner and hooters, to generate a memorable atmosphere
The eight screens on the pitch ensured everyone had a good view, while commentary was played over the PA system
Fan celebrate wildly as three second-half goals secured a 13th European Cup success for the Spanish giants
Many supporters reacted with disbelief as Gareth Bale scored a spectacular overhead kick for the second of their goals
But Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was the villain of the piece as his two blunders helped Real Madrid to victory
The party continued long into the night on the streets of the Spanish capital as thousands of fans celebrated the win
Real supporters have now been treated to a hat-trick of Champions League successes under Zinedine Zidane’s management
There were some tense moments along the way, especially when Sadio Mane equalised for Liverpool in the second-half
But everything was all right on the night for the Real Madrid followers as their side ran out 3-1 winners in Ukraine
Fans inside the Santiago Bernabeu could celebrate along with those in the stadium in Kiev thanks to the TV broadcast
It was certainly a colourful occasion as 80,000 Real Madrid fans welcomed the latest addition to their trophy cabinet
The fans then streamed out into the streets to continue the celebrations as their side were crowned European champions
The celebrations were every bit as spectacular inside the Santiago Bernabeu as they were in the stadium in Kiev
At the final whistle, the enormous crowd stayed to watch the trophy presentation on the big screens, singing along to Queen’s ‘We are the Champions’ as streamers and tickertape exploded.
And they filed out into the streets of the Spanish capital to continue the party long into the night before greeting their heroes for a homecoming victory parade through the streets the following day.
Real’s win in Ukraine was the 13th time they have lifted the European Cup and they become the first team since Bayern Munich in the 1970s to claim the trophy in three successive seasons.