Madrid: Tens of thousands of euphoric Real Madrid fans welcomed their team home to the Spanish capital in the early hours of Thursday after they clinched their first Spanish Cup win since 1993. (Also Read: Madrid rejoices after win)
Supporters, many wrapped in the club's flag, cheered as the squad arrived Madrid's central Cibeles Square, the traditional home for raucous Real Madrid victory celebrations, at around 4:30 am (0230 GMT) in an open-top bus that was escorted by police on horseback as confetti rained down around them. (Also Read: Ronaldo strike sinks Barcelona)
Real captain Iker Casillas walked across a catwalk built in scaffolding around the central square and kissed the statue of the Roman goddess of nature, Cybele, to celebrate the Spanish Cup win.