Real Madrid Celebrates Champions League Victory from Lisbon straight to Madrid

Team flies straight back to thank fans at Plaza Cibeles
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  • Real Madrid vice captain Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League
    Real Madrid vice captain Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after winning their Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid, on top of the Cibeles statue in Madrid May 25, 2014. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid played their Champions League final soccer match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid captain's Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos celebrate with the trophy
    Real Madrid captain's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos celebrate with the trophy after winning their Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid, on top of the Cibeles statue in Madrid May 25, 2014. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid played their Champions League final soccer match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L), Alvaro Arbeloa (C) and Luka Modric pose with the Champions League troph
    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L), Alvaro Arbeloa (C) and Luka Modric pose with the Champions League trophy in a balcony at Madrid's Community headquarters in Madrid May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos gestures to cheering fans
    Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos gestures to cheering fans as he arrives at Santiago Bernabeu stadium during a victory ceremony in Madrid May 25, 2014. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos hold up the Champions League trophy
    Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos hold up the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony at Plaza Cibeles in Madrid May 25, 2014. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid players celebrate on top of an open bus
    Real Madrid players celebrate on top of an open bus as they arrive at the Cibeles square after winning their Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid, in Madrid May 25, 2014. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid played their Champions League final soccer match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid players celebrate on top of an open bus
    as they arrive at the Cibeles square after winning their Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid, in Madrid May 25, 2014. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid played their Champions League final soccer match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's fans cheer as they wait for the arrival of the team at Madrid's Community headquarters for victory celebrations
    Real Madrid's fans cheer as they wait for the arrival of the team at Madrid's Community headquarters for victory celebrations after winning the Champions League trophy in Madrid May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti poses with  the Champions League trophy
    Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti poses with the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony in Lisbon May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos hold up the Champions League trophy
    Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos hold up the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's fan cheer during a victory ceremony at Plaza Cibeles
    Real Madrid's fan cheer during a victory ceremony at Plaza Cibeles in Madrid May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon. REUTERS
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata
    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata (L) after scoring a penalty against Atletico Madrid during their Champions League final soccer match at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon May 24, 2014. REUTERS
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Real Madrid CF lived the dream last Saturday night when they clinched their elusive tenth UEFA Champions League title. The Spanish giants went against city-rivals Atletico Madrid and came out on top 4-1 after extra time.

Atletico Madrid were still on top 1-0 at the end of regulation time but a header from Sergio Ramos on the 93rd minute forced the game to extra time. Real Madrid took control and further goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the deal. 

Ronaldo started the celebrations right after he scored his penalty kick by doing a Mario Balotelli-inspired shirtless pose in front of his home crowd in Lisbon. Ronaldo was unable to show his magic for most of the match as Atletico focused on defending against his skills.

Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti celebrates his third Champions League trophy after his previous two with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007.

The team flew straight back to Madrid the same night and arrived at Madrid's townhall for a courtesy call with Mayor Botella. The entire team then boarded an open top bus to make their way to plaza Cibeles where thousands of fans have been waiting for hours to greet their team. Celebrations are traditionally held at this location every time Real Madrid wins a title. City rivals Atletico, hold their celebrations at the Neptuno fountain. 

Iker Casillas had a lapse in judgement in the first half which allowed Atletico to score the first goal of the match and what was also very nearly the only goal of the match. Sergio Ramos saved the team through his stoppage time header and Casillas quickly acknowledged the fact and passed on the trophy to his vice captain and allowed him to do the ceremonial lifting of the trophy at the Cibeles fountain in Madrid as well as wrapping the team's scarf and flag around the Goddess' neck. 

The players took turns with the microphone and thanked each other and the fans for their support before the ceremony ended with the unveiling of Real Madrid's new song for "La Decima."

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