Real Madrid party on their plane following Champions League triumph

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There was absolutely no chance that Real Madrid players would wait until they landed back in the Spanish capital to celebrate their Champions League win.

Zinedine Zidane’s side caught the plane from Milan to Madrid after they had defeated Atletico Madrid on penalties to win their 11th Champions League/European Cup trophy.

A quiet flight home was never going to be the case, though and a party at 30,000 ft was inevitable.


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The likes of Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo were all involved in the celebrations as the jubilant players sang numerous different songs.

The video was uploaded by Real Madrid’s official Twitter account and gives us excellent behind the scenes footage of how a team celebrates after winning Europe’s elite competition.

When they eventually landed in Madrid, the club paraded their trophy on an open-top bus with thousands of Madrid fans lining the streets.

The match

It’s no wonder the Madrid players were so delighted given the fight they had to put up in order to be crowned champions of Europe.

They started the brighter side at the San Siro against Diego Simeone’s team and took the lead after 15 minutes. Bale flicked on Toni Kroos’ free-kick and Ramos, who appeared to be standing in an offside position, bundled the ball home.

However, the second-half was a different story altogether. After just three minutes Atlei were given the perfect opportunity to draw level after Pepe fouled Fernando Torres in the box.

But the usually reliable Antoine Griezmann blasted his spot-kick against the bar to let Madrid - and their Portuguese defender - off the hook.

But they finally got their reward 11 minutes from time when Yannick Carrasco struck to send the match into extra-time.

With players tiring, there were very few chances in the extra 30 minutes meaning a penalty shootout was required to separate the two rivals. And it was Real who came out on top with Juanfran striking a post for Atleti.

It left Ronaldo - who had a fairly anonymous 120 minutes - with the chance to win the trophy which he duly delivered.

Ronaldo's comments

After the match, Ronaldo hit back at all of his critics:

“This season I was the No 1 in the team, again, for most minutes,” he told reporters, per Daily Mail.

“I have more than 4,000. That means a lot to me. It means I am still good, I still feel good physically, mentally. I was the top scorer in this competition again (with 16 goals).

“My performance (in the final) is maybe not the best one but who played unbelievable? No one. So it’s tough, it’s the end of the season, you don’t have power in the legs that you have in the beginning of the season, but I did my best. I ran and we won. That is the most important.”

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