- Title: Real Madrid fans in party mood
- Date: 3rd June 2017
- Summary: REAL FANS TOSSING JUVENTUS FAN IN AIR AND CHEERING WITH HIM REAL FANS WAVING SPANISH FLAG IN REAL MADRID FAN ZONE REAL FANS SINGING AND WAVING SCARVES (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN, JACOB, SAYING: "Real Madrid is going to win. We are going to go home and we are going to celebrate. 2-0. Ronaldo is going to score today. You will see that." (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN, ALVARO, SAYING: "I am not worried much. Their striker is Higuain, so we kick him out of Real Madrid as he is not that good, so I don't think they are going to score any goals." FANS CHEERING AND CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID FAN, LORENA, SPEAKING OF JUVENTUS, SAYING: "I don't know, is a good team but all Italians hate Juventus. All Italians that I know, all my friends support Milan." REAL FANS HOLDING FLAG READING (Spanish): "THE KINGS OF EUROPE" TWO REAL FANS BLOWING KISSES AT CAMERA POLICE MOVING THROUGH CROWD OF FANS
- Embargoed: 17th June 2017 14:31
- Keywords: Cardiff Real Madrid Champions League
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0056JQ2WQV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The quiet streets of Cardiff finally came to life on Saturday (June 3) morning as fans flocked to the Welsh capital before the Champions League final in the evening.
Real Madrid fans were in particularly vocal form outside Cardiff castle, gathering to sing songs honouring current stars and former greats alike. A group of men dressed as matadors led the festivities.
The city centre had been surprisingly quiet on Friday (June 2) evening but with many fans arriving by train on the morning of the match, the atmosphere, combined with bright sunshine, made for a raucous party spirit amongst the Real fans.
Fans of the Spanish giants were unsurprisingly confident after sealing the Spanish league title and appearing in their third Champions League final in four seasons.
"I think we are going to destroy Juventus," said one fan Carlos, standing outside Cardiff castle.
Many of the fans backed top goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to do the business once again in the final, and were not worried about former Real striker Gonzalo Higuain, who now plays for Saturday's opponents Juventus.
The fans were overseen by a strong but jovial police presence with many supporters posing for selfies with the officers. The police were happy to join in the party spirit and said the fans were enjoying the festival atmosphere.
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