Marcelo and Benzema receive the LaLiga trophy.  (Photo: EFE)

The captains of real MadridMarcelo and Karim Benzemareceived in the honorary box of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium the champion’s cup of LaLiga Santanderconquered with the 4-0 win against Espanyol, which gave way to the celebration in the stadium from which the Welshman Gareth Bale was absent.

The afternoon of celebrating the thirty-fifth League won by Real Madrid began in a Bernabéu as full as the remodeling works allowed. As soon as the game was over, the party broke out on the pitch, with a stage set up in seconds.

Marcelo and Karim Benzema were in charge of paving the way from the pitch to the presidential box, where they received the League trophy from the hands of the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales. After raising it together for the first time, with the teammates waiting in the center of the field, all together they raised it to the sky of Madrid with passion in the stands.

Marcelo and Benzema receive the LaLiga trophy. (Photo: EFE)

At the party, in continuous communion of players with fans, Bale was absent. Late on Friday he was absent due to back ailments for which no medical report was published, as is usual with the Welshman, who did not go to the Bernabéu to witness the match or the celebration. Yes, Eden Hazard did, who is recovering from his operation, and celebrated with his white shirt with number 7 on his back.

The celebration in the stadium, before leaving for La Cibeles, left numerous images to remember. On the one hand, the huddle of all the members of the coaching staff jumping, with Carlo Ancelotti happy after achieving his great challenge, winning the League with Real Madrid and getting the five big ones. He was manned by his players.

Nacho Fernández inherited the role of Raúl González that passed to Sergio Ramos. He was in charge of removing the capote and before the olés in the stands, giving a few capotes before the League Cup.

Emotion flooded Marcelo when his two sons appeared by surprise running on the pitch at the Bernabéu. Embracing them on his knees, he could not hold back the tears on a special day in which he became the player with the most titles in the history of Real Madrid and in which, pending the Champions League, it may be his last conquest before his goodbye.

The Real Madrid players gave the lap of honor with chants from the stands, they were photographed with the cup together in the center of the field and the backgrounds, individually with their families, while chants of encouragement oriented to the comeback were already sounding in the stands of the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City, “yes, you can” and “for them”, was the support of a crowd that on Wednesday will create a magical atmosphere at the Bernabéu.

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