Liverpool and Real Madrid reach European finals following incredible welcomes from their own supporters

Both clubs saw fans line the streets to welcome them to the stadium ahead of their semi-finals and both went on to win 

Simon Rice
Friday 06 May 2016 09:29
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Liverpool fans greet their side ahead of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal
Liverpool fans greet their side ahead of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal

Liverpool and Real Madrid, two of the most successful club's in European history, reached the finals of the Europa and Champions League respectively this week.

The sides might be competing in separate competitions and had to overcome different sides - but both had something in common - the incredible support they received from their fans.

As the team coaches arrived at Anfield and the Bernabeu, supporters lined the streets outside the stadiums to welcome their sides amid passionate and intense scenes. The shows of support cannot have failed to have had an impact, the fans sending as clear a signal as possible as to just what success meant to them.

In Liverpool, ahead of their 3-0 win over Villarreal, red flares were set off and fans scaled scaffolding on Anfield Road.

Liverpool fans greet their side ahead of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal
Liverpool fans greet their side ahead of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal
Liverpool fans greet their side ahead of the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal

Meanwhile in Madrid, as their team readied themselves to take on what turned out to be a lacklustre Manchester City side, supporters had to be kept back by horse-mounted police such was their enthusiasm and sheer numbers.

Real Madrid fans welcome their team to the Bernabeu
Real Madrid fans welcome their team to the Bernabeu

Real Madrid won 1-0 on the night against Manchester City and will take on local rival Atletico Madrid in the final at the San Siro in Milan. Liverpool play Sevilla in Basel to determine which will win the Europa League.

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