Defending European champions Real Madrid ended 2018 in a unique fashion. The football club held a training session at the club’s sports city in Valdebebas cheered on by fans and supporters. The Santiago Solari-led team sailed through the last practice of the year at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, a change from the traditional areas (1 and 2).

Despite their poor form in the league of season 2018-19, the club relished great success in the year, winning 2018 UEFA Champions League and 2018 FIFA Club World Cup champions.

Madrid fans, including children and families, filled the stadium named after the club’s legend, applauding each and every one of the footballers to celebrate a historic year in the La Liga giant’s history.

Here’s how the club footballers and fans came together on New Year’s Eve:

Later, on the occasion of New Year 2019, the club’s official social media handle wish the fans featuring stars Marcelo and Sergio Ramos, coach Santiago Solari and also the club president Fiorentino Perez:

Real Madrid claimed both European and International titles for the third year in a row in 2018.

Regarding the squad, the club said in a statement that Dominican striker Mariano Díaz and Spain winger Marco Asensio were still recovering from injuries.

Madrid is set to take on Villarreal at the Cerámica stadium on Thursday, corresponding to the postponed La Liga Matchday 17 encounter.

(IANS Input)