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Bayern fans acclaim their treble heroes

The party night in Berlin was long, but it did not end there, as treble winners Bayern were greeted by thousands of fans in Munich on Sunday afternoon despite a steady and torrential downpour. Along the route of the motorcade and in the city centre Marienplatz, the enthusiastic fans strained to get a glimpse of the team and the famous trophies.

At precisely half-past two in the afternoon, coach Jupp Heynckes and his men set off in an open top truck for their victory parade to Marienplatz. Ahead of them, a cabriolet bearing the Champions League trophy, the DFB cup and the Bundesliga shield, led the way at walking pace. The precious objects were protected from the deluge by a transparent case.

It started to rain in chilly Munich on Saturday evening and showed no sign of abating on Sunday, but the fans were still in the mood to celebrate. Decked out with umbrellas, rain gear and rubber boots, a sort of ‘fan treble’ for the unseasonable weather, more than 10,000 supporters packed into Marienplatz. “The dream’s come true! Thanks for letting us be part of it!" proclaimed a banner held aloft by a group of fans from Frankfurt.