Real Madrid returned home following their dramatic Champions League triumph over city rivals Atletico – and immediately jumped onto an open-top bus for a victory parade.
Thousands of jubilant fans – the vast majority of whom had no doubt been partying all night – lined the city streets to salute their heroes after their record 11th European Cup win.
Real beat Atletico 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the San Siro in Milan on Saturday night, with Cristiano Ronaldo firing home the decisive kick.
They celebrated in Milan before boarding their plane and immediately returning home to show off their latest piece of silverware.
With expectant fans waiting at the Plaza de Cibeles, any hopes of sleep were dashed as the team and coach Zinedine Zidane jumped on board the bus.
They showed off the trophy – the second time in three seasons they have won it – to thrilled fans, who had waited from the early hours despite rain showers. Real usually head for the spectacular city hall on Plaza de Cibeles to celebrate their finest achievements.
Real led in Milan thanks to Sergio Ramos early on, but Atletico equalised 12 minutes from time through Yannick Carrasco.
Extra-time passed without further goals and, in the shootout, Atletico’s Juanfran was the unfortunate player who saw his spot-kick come back off the post.
Ronaldo duly converted the next kick to spark wild Real celebrations.
It was the club’s 11th European Cup success – they won the first five editions of the competition between 1956 and 1960, then again in 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2014.
Brazilian duo Casemiro and Marcelo posed for a selfie during the open-top bus parade in Madrid on Sunday morning