There was no better way to say goodbye than winning the Undécima. After 7 years being part of the first team of Real Madrid, Álvaro Arbeloa leaves the club with a big smile.
Real Madrid beat Atlético de Madrid 5-3 on penalties in the Champions League final, after 1-1 full-time score.
This is the second Champions League title that Arbeloa wins as Real Madrid player, the eighth title since he returned in 2009 to the Spanish club: 2 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Supercup, 1 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey and 1 Spain Supercup.
When Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal, fans at San Siro got crazy. Real Madrid players and technical team did celebrate at first at the locker room. Then, they did it so in front of their supporters.
Back to Spain, Álvaro Arbeloa gave an interview to Real Madrid TV, wherein he could not hide his happiness: “Best way to say goodbye”. At half past seven they arrived to Cibeles Square. Click the following video to watch the celebration:
In the afternoon, the team and its president Florentino Pérez visited the City Council. The mayoress Manuela Carmena was waiting for them. She congratulated them: “Thank you all on behalf of Madrid citizens. They are hugely grateful”.
After greeting fans from the City Council´s balcony, they visited Real Casa de Correos, headquarters of the Community of Madrid, which is close to Puerta de Sol. Cristina Cifuentes, the president of the Community of Madrid, told them that “it is an honor to receive Real Madrid here. It is a happy day for Real Madrid supporters. Congratulations”.
However, the biggest celebration took place at night at Santiago Bernabeu. First team players showed the fans the Undécima. Álvaro Arbeloa was the player that received one of the warmest ovations.
The defender wore a shirt in which could be ridden the name of Cheryshev. Great gesture that the Spanish-Russian player thanked him through Social Networks
— Denis Cheryshev (@Cheryshev) 29 de mayo de 2016
With a family photo ended a night that Real Madrid fans will never forget.