Browsing: Santiago Bernabeu

Such has been the inevitability of Madrid’s title success that the engine has been running on the open top bus for weeks and it finally revved into gear on Saturday evening, taking the players and staff from the stadium and into the city centre to continue the celebrations.

The Spanish side have one of the world’s finest defensive midfielders in Brazil’s Carlos Henrique Casimiro, commonly called Casemiro, but they have no like-for-like alternative to the 29-year-old.

The Welsh forward had started all of Real’s first three La Liga matches this campaign, as his career in Spain has been unexpectedly revived under returning manager Carlo Ancelotti.