Spain’s most decorated club is back on the domestic pedestal as Real Madrid have won the 2016/17 La Liga title, their first in five years.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema led Los Blancos to a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday to seal up the crown. It marks a record 33rd league title for Real, the same amount as Champions League finals opponent, Juventus, who they’ll face on June 3 in Cardiff. Madrid will seek to become the first Champions League holders to retain their crown and their first La Liga and Champions League/European Cup double since the 1950s.
All the best moments from Real Madrid 33rd La Liga title-winning season! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/hLtCOw5fdD
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Since Madrid’s defeat at the death to Lionel Messi and hated rivals, Barcelona, in El Clasico on April 23, Zinedine Zidane’s men picked up the pace, winning their last six league matches, thanks in part to Ronaldo’s six goals during that stretch. Key contributions from the likes of Isco, Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez, as well as clutch goals by captain Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Alvaro Morata also made the difference in their title run.
Video | Cristiano’s family celebrating pic.twitter.com/FoXoJ8mSQp
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Madrid finished three points above Barcelona, who came from 2-0 down to beat Eibar 4-2 on Sunday in an ultimately inconsequential effort. Barcelona play Alavés in the Copa Del Rey final on Saturday.