After Atletico Madrid won their first La Liga title since 1996, it is not surprising that there was plenty of celebration for the team and its fans.
The Spanish squad earned a 1-1 draw against Barcelona on Saturday in the final week of the season, keeping its three-point lead on top of the table and sealing a league championship. The squad will also attempt to win the 2014 Champions League trophy with a battle against rival Real Madrid on May 24.
Until then, the club was free to celebrate the great accomplishments of a season's worth of hard work.
AS provided a look at the fans getting ready to join the party:
Atlético Madrid's fans get ready for a title party tonight pic.twitter.com/VNDLUGnA5v— AS English (@English_AS) May 18, 2014
Manager Diego Simeone is one of the most popular people in the city and excited onlookers by simply waving to the crowd:
After the latest win, Simeone explained, "Today will be one of the most important days in the history of the club," via BBC Sport. Obviously, there are a lot of people who feel the same way with the championship.
The fans were certainly enjoying themselves watching along:
Meanwhile, the players were having fun as well from the buses:
Here is a look at Koke taking a selfie with a few of his teammates:
This was overall a deserving celebration for fans that stuck through the team for many mediocre seasons before coming through with a title. For the players who have either been with the squad for years or just came along this season, it is a culmination of a lot of hard work to get to this point.
The club will now try to keep the momentum going with the upcoming match against Real Madrid. A European championship would put this dream season on another level as the squad attempts to add more trophies to its collection.
Although Atletico Madrid are still far behind Barcelona and Real Madrid historically, they showed this year that they are not afraid to compete with the best.
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