Sergio Ramos leads jubilant Real Madrid dressing room celebrations in Kiev after latest Champions League final triumph over Liverpool
- Real Madrid beat Liverpool on Saturday night to claim their 13th European title
- Zinedine Zidane’s men have now won the competition in three successive years
- The club and players gave fans a taste of the celebrations in the dressing room
- Now back in Madrid, Real’s celebratory parade takes place on Sunday evening
Real Madrid gave supporters a glimpse of the jubilant celebrations that took place in their NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium dressing room on Saturday night after a 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool that further cemented their undisputed status as the reigning kings of European club football.
Aided by two dreadful errors from Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius and a stunning bicycle kick off the left boot of substitute Gareth Bale, Los Blancos, third-place finishers in La Liga this term after finishing 17 points adrift of rivals Barcelona, claimed a third successive European title in Kiev and their 13th overall.
And while there were inevitable tears in the Liverpool camp, Real’s players were understandably exultant as they celebrated a truly momentous achievement under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane.
Sergio Ramos led the Real Madrid celebrations in Kiev after their Champions League win
Ramos carried the trophy and took the time to congratulate each of his teammates in turn
Ramos and centre-back partner Raphael Varane embraced after 3-1 victory over Liverpool
Real’s players could not contain their delight at a third successive European triumph
Captain Sergio Ramos led the post-match celebrations, clutching the coveted trophy in one hand while taking the time to embrace each of his teammates in turn.
As usual it was far from a quiet night for the Spain stalwart, whose tussle with Mohamed Salah in the 28th minute led Liverpool’s star man and top scorer to be substituted with a suspected dislocated shoulder.
His hefty challenge on Karius shortly before Karim Benzema’s opening goal has also been presented by some as a possible mitigating circumstance for the former’s inexplicable first mistake.
Ramos also proudly carried the trophy down the steps of the Real team plane after their arrival at Madrid-Barajas Airport on Sunday morning, with several staff keen to greet the returning heroes.
Winger Lucas Vazquez showed off his Champions League winners medal on social media
Brazilian Casemiro posed for a picture along with Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric and Marcelo
Marco Asensio and Nacho, who both came on as substitutes, shared a happy moment in Kiev
The likes of Isco and Lucas Vazquez paraded their winners medals on social media, while Casemiro joined Luka Modric, Marcelo and Mateo Kovacic in posing for a snap with the trophy. Substitutes Marco Asensio and Nacho also shared a happy moment.
After arriving back in Madrid, the Real squad are scheduled to depart the Santiago Bernabeu later on Sunday evening before presenting ‘La Decimotercera’ at the Almudena Cathedral.
They will then make their way to the Community of Madrid headquarters and City Hall before travelling to Plaza de Cibeles, the fountain that has been their main area of celebration over recent years. The parade will then head back to the Bernabeu.