Real Madrid parade European Cup on open-top bus tour as thousands of jubilant fans observe Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid after returning home from Milano,

Real Madrid returned home following their spectacular Champions League triumph over city rivals Atletico - and promptly leapt onto an open-top bus for a victory parade.

Jubilant Real Madrid fans welcome home their heroes as they parade the European Cup on an open-top bus tour on Sunday morningJubilant Real Madrid fans welcome home their heroes as they parade the European Cup on an open-top bus tour on Sunday morning

Jubilant Real Madrid fans welcome home their heroes as they parade the European Cup on an open-top bus tour on Sunday morningJubilant Real Madrid fans welcome home their heroes as they parade the European Cup on an open-top bus tour on Sunday morning

Real Madrid returned home following their spectacular Champions League triumph over city rivals Atletico - and promptly leapt onto an open-top bus for a victory parade.

Thousands of jubilant supporters - the vast bulk of whom had been partying - lined the city streets to salute their heroes after their record 11th European Cup win.

Real conquer against Atletico 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the San Siro on Saturday night, with Cristiano Ronaldo firing home the crucial kick.

Real won their 11th European Cup after defeating city rivals Atletico on penalties in Saturday evening's final at the San Siro in Milan

Real won their 11th European Cup after defeating city rivals Atletico on penalties in Saturday evening's final at the San Siro in Milan

Thousands lined the streets leading to the Plaza Cibeles in the centre of Madrid to welcome home their European Cup-winning heroes

Thousands lined the streets leading to the Plaza Cibeles in the centre of Madrid to welcome home their European Cup-winning heroes

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo, who converted the winning penalty, applaud the crowd

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo, who converted the winning penalty, applaud the crowd

As white confetti falls around him, Ronaldo salutes the thousands of Real Madrid fans who turned out to greet them early on Sunday

As white confetti falls around him, Ronaldo salutes the thousands of Real Madrid fans who turned out to greet them early on Sunday

The upper deck of the bus was absolutely packed with players and staff, waving Real scarves and flags to the crowd

The upper deck of the bus was absolutely packed with players and staff, waving Real scarves and flags to the crowd

Gareth Bale, still wearing his winners medal around his neck, lifts the European Cup after winning it for the second time in three years

Gareth Bale, still wearing his winners medal around his neck, lifts the European Cup after winning it for the second time in three years

They celebrated in Milan before boarding their plane and immediately returning home to show off their latest piece of silverware.

With expectant fans waiting at the Plaza Cibeles, any hopes of sleep were dashed as the team and coach Zinedne Zidane jumped on board the bus.

They showed off the trophy - the second time in three seasons they have won it - to thrilled fans, who had waited from the early hours despite rain showers.

Red smoke flares were lit as the open-top bus passed as Real Madrid fans turned out in force to welcome home their heroes

Red smoke flares were lit as the open-top bus passed as Real Madrid fans turned out in force to welcome home their heroes

The bus eventually made its way to the Plaza Cibeles in the centre of Madrid, passing the stunning Cybele Palace or city hall

The bus eventually made its way to the Plaza Cibeles in the centre of Madrid, passing the stunning Cybele Palace or city hall

The city hall provided a stunning back drop to the celebrations as Real's players marked another historic moment in style

The city hall provided a stunning back drop to the celebrations as Real's players marked another historic moment in style

Real coach Zinedine Zidane speaks to defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the celebrations after leading his team to another European success

Real coach Zinedine Zidane speaks to defender Alvaro Arbeloa during the celebrations after leading his team to another European success

Zidane, sporting a white Real Madrid scarf, takes in the celebrations. This Champions League win comes a mere four months into the job

Zidane, sporting a white Real Madrid scarf, takes in the celebrations. This Champions League win comes a mere four months into the job

Sergio Ramos (left) and Karim Benzema (right) pose in Real Madrid scarves with coach Zinedine Zidane during the bus tour

Sergio Ramos (left) and Karim Benzema (right) pose in Real Madrid scarves with coach Zinedine Zidane during the bus tour

Real defenders Pepe (left) and Sergio Ramos take great joy in showing off the famous European Cup trophy to the massive crowds

Real defenders Pepe (left) and Sergio Ramos take great joy in showing off the famous European Cup trophy to the massive crowds

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric continue the celebrations as Real took to their open-top bus for a parade through the streets of Madrid

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric continue the celebrations as Real took to their open-top bus for a parade through the streets of Madrid

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric continue the celebrations as Real took to their open-top bus for a parade through the streets of Madrid

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric continue the celebrations as Real took to their open-top bus for a parade through the streets of Madrid

Ronaldo gives a celebratory clenched first to the thousands in the crowd after once again proving Real's match-winner

Ronaldo gives a celebratory clenched first to the thousands in the crowd after once again proving Real's match-winner

There were scenes of jubilation in the streets of Madrid as fans scrambled to get a glimpse of their heroes after partying all night

There were scenes of jubilation in the streets of Madrid as fans scrambled to get a glimpse of their heroes after partying all night

Sergio Ramos, the Real captain, kisses the trophy as he touches a statue with a Madrid flag draped around its neck

Sergio Ramos, the Real captain, kisses the trophy as he touches a statue with a Madrid flag draped around its neck

Gareth Bale posted this photograph from the trophy's point of view on his Instagram account during the bus parade

Gareth Bale posted this photograph from the trophy's point of view on his Instagram account during the bus parade

Ronaldo took to Twitter with this picture of himself kissing the trophy after he won it for the third time in his career

Ronaldo took to Twitter with this picture of himself kissing the trophy after he won it for the third time in his career

The Real Madrid Instagram account posted this group shot of some of their players as the bus parade made its way around the city

The Real Madrid Instagram account posted this group shot of some of their players as the bus parade made its way around the city

Sergio Ramos lifts the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid came out on top against Atletico Madrid

Sergio Ramos lifts the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid came out on top against Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo was inevitably match winner as he kept his composure to strike home the crucial fifth penalty for Real

Cristiano Ronaldo was inevitably match winner as he kept his composure to strike home the crucial fifth penalty for Real