MADRID, SPAIN: Real Madrid Saturday clinched their 35th La Liga title with a 4-0 win over Espanyol as Carlo Ancelotti became the first manager to win the league in all five of Europe’s major leagues.
Ancelotti has also won titles in Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, the Premier League in England and the German Bundesliga.
Real needed only a draw to win the title, but victory was never really in doubt once Rodrygo stroked home from just inside the area.
Goals from Rodrygo (2), Marco Asensio, and Karim Benzema were all the Los Blancos needed to firm their grip at the top of the La Liga with 17 points clear despite 4 games still to play.
The Brazilian doubled Real’s lead a minute before the break when he robbed Sergi Gomez of possession on the edge of the penalty area and fired low into the bottom corner.
Asensio finished off a rapid counter-attack before Benzema came off the bench to sidefoot home from Vinicius Jr’s cutback.
Real Madrid fans and players alike will now be allowed to celebrate before the crucial match against Manchester City in the return leg of the Champions League Semifinals, which will take place next week on Wednesday, May 04, 2022.
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