Sergio Ramos kissing the cup and Bale in awe - Champions League celebrations in pictures

Goal presents some of the best photos as Carlo Ancelotti's men paraded the most prestigious trophy in club soccer around the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid's 4-1 win after extra time over city rival Atletico in Saturday's Champions League final meant Los Blancos' wait for La Decima came to an end 12 years after beating Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 tournament decider.

The Madrid fans were understandably delighted with their team's success and came out in numbers to celebrate at the Plaza de Cibeles as Carlo Ancelotti's men showed "the cup with the big ears" to their loyal supporters.

The bus with the players on its way to the Cibeles ahead of the celebrations

The long wait for the players to arrive did not bother the Madrid fans

The fans' heroes arrive at last and are welcomed with by banners and fireworks

Gareth Bale enjoys the atmosphere, while Alvaro Arbeloa takes a picture of the Madrid fans

Ramos may have dropped the Copa del Rey, but had nothing but love for the Champions League trophy

Ancelotti lifts the trophy for the third time in his career after guiding Madrid to La Decima

Celebrations continued at a packed Santiago Bernabeu

Xabi Alonso (right) missed the final due to suspension, but did not enjoy the celebrations any less

Captain Iker Casillas is offered another helping hand by Ramos as they lift the trophy