Since the end of the game, everybody celebrated the 13th championship title calmly. Just after the final whistle of referee Daniel Salazar, the players threw on the floor and embraced. They also had time to console the players of Liga de Quito, who were sad to lose the first final in their stadium.
Esteban Dreer and Jorge Guagua gave the alert to all players to meet in the midfield, kneel and comply with their characteristic gratitude to God. Raising hands and pointing to the sky they repeated that “the glory belongs to Christ.”
Then they went to the southern part of the field to celebrate with the four thousand followers who filled the upper stand. Five minutes of ovations and chants were enough because they returned to the dressing room to rest until the award ceremony.
Since the preparation of the formal ceremony took nearly an hour, the soccer players chose to take a walk around the field. They came up with with two types of tshirts, with mottos dedicated to the title. There, they began to take photographs of them. “Selfies” with the southern grandstand painted in blue as a bottom were the most common photographs.
Until the awaited moment came. One by one the players went through the podium to receive the gold medal and Pedro Quinonez, as captain, received the Cup.
He lifted it while his companions shouted, yellow, blue and red confetti was released into the air and through the loudspeakers the Queen song “We are the champions” was heard.
With the Cup, the Olympic lap began, that of revenge, which silenced criticism and ratified Emelec as the best soccer team of Ecuador.