Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions as Atletico finally fades

May 25 2014, 18:33 IST
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates after scoring in Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon. AP Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates after scoring in Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon. AP
SummaryThousands of Real Madrid fans, chanting "Champions!" swarmed onto streets of Spanish capital and partied until dawn after their team beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final.

deserved a better result," said lifelong Real fan and businessman Manuel Burgos, who watched the final in the same pizza restaurant.

Real's official celebrations in the city centre had been supposed to finish around 4.30am, in preparation for a day of voting in the European elections.

Madrid emergency services said 233 people had to be attended to during the festivities and 37 were transferred to hospitals, though all of the injuries or symptoms were minor.

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