Guard of honour for FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderón

PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Colchoneros lined up to welcome the league champions onto the pitch of the Vicente Calderón

As is tradition, the champions of La Liga are welcomed onto the pitch as their rivals form a guard of honour. This afternoon, at the Vicente Calderón, Atlético Madrid lined up to welcome the league champions to the pitch in this fashion as FC Barcelona clinched the title on Saturday night after Real Madrid failed to defeat Espanyol at Cornellà-El Prat.

On Monday Barça will celebrate the title via an open motor coach parade through the streets of Barcelona, which is scheduled to start at18.30. The celebrations will extend through the week and will culminate after the league match against Valladolid at the Camp Nou on Sunday.