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La Liga Final: Real Madrid wins the title after five years

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Published: 04:19 GMT, May 22, 2017 |
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Real Madrid ended their five-year wait for the La Liga title on Sunday (May 21) as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored in a 2-0 win at Malaga, clinching a 33rd league triumph.

Real needed just a point to wrap up the title and raced into the lead when Ronaldo scored in the second minute, ensuring the champions scored in every league game of the season. Benzema wrapped up the win early in the second half.

Real finished the campaign on 93 points after a sixth straight league win since going down 3-2 to Barca in April.

Last year’s champions Barcelona finished second on 90 points after coming from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 at home.

Barcelona, who had won the past two titles, came from 2-0 down to beat Eibar 4-2 but they had needed Real to slip up if they were going to retain the trophy.

Real Madrid are deserved champions, having been the best team in Spain – and probably Europe – for most of the season.

Their squad is starting to look less reliant on Benzema, Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who was out injured – even though the first two players scored their goals at Malaga.