Real Madrid, we salute you

Updated: May 3, 2012, 10:42 PM ET
By Graham Hunter | Special to ESPN.com

There is an elegant -- some would say imperious -- statue and fountain in the middle of Madrid called Los Cibeles, where on Thursday night Iker Casillas will lead his team, in front of hundreds of thousands of adoring fans, in a presentation of his first La Liga title as captain of Real Madrid. The magnificent sculpture shows the Greek goddess Cybele on a chariot drawn by two lions (often said to be two Greek legends who were punished by Zeus and turned leonine) -- she represents power, growth, ...

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