Thousands of euphoric Liverpool fans, chanting “champions” and clad in their team’s red colours, took to the streets of Madrid to celebrate victory in their Champions League final against Tottenham. Liverpool supporters erupted in delight at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium after Saturday’s 2-0 Champions League victory over Spurs, which gave the team its sixth European Cup. “Unbelievable, I can’t believe we did it again. What a club. What a fan base. What a team. That’s what we are all about,” said 32-year-old Craig Williams who came to Madrid from Liverpool for the match.
“We have come back from last year’s disappointments…we come to Madrid this year, and we won it. Yes! Come on!”.
A year ago Liverpool lost the Champions League final 1-3 to Real Madrid in Kiev after Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was forced to go off injured and in tears.
This time around Salah gave Liverpool the perfect start to the match by converting a penalty to open the scoring in the second minute.
“It’s incredible. In one minute, two minutes and there is a penalty, and it changes the entire game,” said Diego Martinez, a 41-year-old lawyer and Tottenham fan who came to Madrid for the match from Mexico City.
“This penalty changes the game, and the tactics maybe for the team,” he added outside the stadium as jubilant Liverpool supporters celebrated around him.
Some fans held up six figures or chanted “Six times! Six times! Six times!” as they left the stadium.
Others raised red and white team scarves over their heads or chanted “Champions!” as they made their way from the stadium to nearby metro stations. Read More