Real Madrid have clinched their 34th La Liga title with a game to spare, after a 2-1 victory over Villareal on Thursday night.
Los Blancos, who have been simply sensational since the restart, came into the game on the spin of a nine game-winning run, knowing a win would be enough to clinch the title.
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Zinedine Zidane’s men showed no signs of complacency, going straight to business with Karim Benzema’s 29th-minute opener. Benzema drilled his shot past Sergio Asenjo, after a well-worked pass from Luka Modric.
The 32-year-old then doubled the lead with a sweetly struck penalty after Sergio Ramos was brought down in box halfway through the second half.
In the 83rd minute, Villareal substitute Vincent Iborra pulled one back for the Yellow Submarines, but it was too little too late as Benzema’s brace was enough to see off a tenacious Villareal side.
With a game to spare, Madrid sit seven points clear of second placed Barcelona after winning 26 La Liga games, with eight draws and three loses.
This title triumph is Madrid’s 92nd trophy, the best in the Spanish division as they now edge out Barcelona on 91.
Trophy Magnet Zidane
Having brought instant success to the Bernabeu, Zinedine Zidane has now won his 11th trophy in four years for the Spanish giants, adding the much sought-after La Liga trophy to his growing list of managerial silverware.
The Frenchman took over from Santiago Solari in March 2019, returning to the club for his second stint as head coach. He has since handled a rebuilding squad superbly, steadily guiding the club to their second league title in the last eight La Liga seasons, despite the departure of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.