Three days to the final, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work so that 80,000 Real Madrid fans could enjoy the match just as if they were in Kiev.
Our big handicap was shortness of time and the fickle spring weather. We were up against the clock to get everything perfect for the moment the stadium would open its doors.
Finally, after an intense synchronized effort, came the moment of truth. With the stadium full to overflowing, everything was ready for the big Final to kick off and all of Bernabeu to see it live. What happened during the next 90 minutes is now Real Madrid history.
At 8:00 pm on Sunday Cybele was prepped for thousands of fans to receive the whole squad, which arrived aboard a bus decked out for the occasion, parting the crowds through the capital's main streets.
Once at the plaza, the team made the tour of honor around the Goddess, whom the captains garlanded with the Real Madrid flag and scarf.
And that brings us to our final chapter, the great summit after 3 weeks of tireless work. The public and players met in an explosion of happiness, as the squad emerged from behind robotic screens amidst a high-tech audiovisual spectacle.
Anticipation, surprise, and excitement were written across the faces of all the fans. Without a doubt, that was our greatest reward.