La Liga Has A New Champion: Real Madrid! (Photos)

La Liga Has A New Champion: Real Madrid! (Photos)

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Real Madrid are La Liga champions for the first time in five seasons.
Zinedine Zidane’s men went into their final day clash with Malaga knowing a point would be enough for their 33rd title.
They did so in style, winning 2-0, while Barcelona fought back to beat Eiber.

It took Real just over 90 seconds to open the scoring through talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese raced onto an Isco through ball and rounded Carlos Kameni before slotting into the net.

Karim Benzema secured the win – and the title – soon after half-time as he tapped home after Kameni had denied Sergio Ramos.
“38 match days and at the end of it all, it is the most difficult and beautiful, the Spanish league is the best in my opinion and to win it with this game is incredible – I am very happy,” Zidane said.

As always in a season, we have worked and fought until the end, and with the squad that we have we just had to think of working. It has been a difficult season that we worked hard for, with tough moments, but after 38 games we are top and that’s it.

“It was very important [to win the league], it was a lot of years without winning it and we knew that the league is everything and when you win it, it is very important. And for Real Madrid, because it is the best club in the world, we have to return with this league title.”

Skipper Ramos expressed his delight at the final whistle: “It is a very good feeling. This is the best league in the world.
“We have maintained our composure and it is very deserved – despite having to wait until the very end.”
Real and Barca had been tied ahead of Los Blancos’ game in hand against Celta Vigo in midweek.
A 4-1 victory in that one put Real on the brink of the title and left Luis Enrique’s men needing the leaders to slip up.

Zinedine Zidane’s men have scored in each and every La Liga game this season, losing just three times.
A dramatic Classic victory last month gave Barca title hope but Real held off their challenge to lift the title.
They will now go in search of an impressive double in the Champions League final with Juventus.
Real take on the Italian champions on June 3 and can end a 24-year wait for the trophy to be retained.

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