A year ago, Real Madrid was left without a title in the last round, but this season looked a bit different.
In the 34th round of LaLiga, Real Madrid beat Espanyol (4-0) at home and thus, for the 35th time in history, secured the Spanish title. Second-placed Sevilla is 17 points behind and Barcelona is -18 with a game less. Even if they celebrate on Sunday, they cannot theoretically overthrow Madrid.
Rodrygo scored two goals for 2-0 Madrid at halftime, followed by Asensio and Benzema goals in the 55th and 81st minutes for the final 4-0.
On Wednesday, Real Madrid and Manchester City will play in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals, meaning Ancelotti didn’t want to exhaust his most important players. Luka Modric played until the 60th minute.
This title is special for Real in many ways. Brazilian footballer Marcelo has gone down in history as the most trophy-winning footballer in the club’s history with 24 trophies, and nothing could have passed without Don Carlo getting another column in the history books. He became the first coach in history to win a championship in all five leagues! He succeeded with Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Bayern, and now Real Madrid.
Croatian maestro Luka Modrić will remember this as the day he won his 19th trophy with Real Madrid, making him the fifth most trophy-winning player in the club’s history.
Luka made history with Real Madrid and won four Champions Leagues, three of them in a row. This is Luka’s third La Liga title, while he has also won one Cup, four Club World Cups, three Uefa Super Cups, and four Spanish Super Cups.
Modrić came to Madrid in 2012, and while he had a rough start, he became one of the best ever to wear the Royal jersey.
Modrić has played 431 games and scored 31 goals with 70 assists so far. This season, he’s played a total of 38 games – and that’s all at 36.
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