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Atletico Madrid celebrated Spanish league title on the empty stadium

Atletico Madrid had been handed the Spanish League trophy on the vacant Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday.

The day after the presentation, Atletico beat Valladolid 2–1 to win their first league title in seven years. The away victory left the group two factors forward of defending champions Real Madrid after the ultimate spherical.

Atletico gamers lifted the trophy and the confetti within the background flew into the air when the membership’s anthem sounded with a loudspeaker.

Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, handed the trophy to the group’s captain Coque Resurcian.

Fans weren’t allowed within the Wanda Metropolitano because of the coronovirus epidemic, however they stuffed a few of Madrid’s streets because the group paraded within the Spanish capital.

Club President Enrique Cerezo stated, “We should thank the fans for their support in the good and bad moments.” “They have always been there for us.”

Fans had been requested to be of their vehicles to accompany the group throughout the parade, however many stood on the sidewalk alongside the sidewalk, in addition to on the Fountain of Neptune Plaza, which is the membership’s conventional celebration venue.

Coke wrapped a membership scarf round Neptune’s statue after the group arrived from Valladolid on Sunday. He additionally positioned a black arm on the statue’s arm in honor of a teenage Atletico fan who died in an accident celebrating the title.

Spanish media studies stated the boy died after hitting a wall on the entrance of the parking storage when he was leaning out of a shifting automobile.

He was among the many hundreds of Atletico followers who took to the streets of Madrid to have fun the group’s eleventh league title after the match on Saturday.

The membership expressed its condolences to the boy’s household, and Serrezzo talked about him throughout his speech throughout the title ceremony on the stadium.

“Our happiness is not complete,” he stated. “We lost a member of the ‘Red and White’ family.”

Luis Suarez, who was instrumental within the title marketing campaign after Barcelona went in opposition to his will, confirmed that he would return with Atletico subsequent season. The Uruguay striker scored the profitable objective because the group superior to victory within the closing two rounds. He completed because the group’s main scorer within the league with 21 objectives.

Coach Diego Simeon can also be set to return for a closing yr on his contract, and his group will stay principally the identical, led by Suarez, Coke, Jan Oblak, Marcos Lorente and João Felix.

Only Barcelona and Real Madrid have received the league since Atletico received the title in 2014. Atletico’s final league win earlier than 2014 was in 1996, when Simeon nonetheless performed for Atletico as a midfielder.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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