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Real Madrid crowned La Liga champions after 2-0 win over Malaga

The race for the title came down to the last day of the season but Zinedine Zidane's edged out their long-time rivals to lift the trophy

For the first time since 2011/12, Real Madrid have been crowned champions of Spain.

Los Blancos won their 22rd La Liga title thanks to a routine 2-0 win over Malaga at La Rosealeda Stadium.

Yep, him again

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Yep, him again

Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo provided the first goal.

The Portuguese superstar struck after just 90 seconds, latching on to a perfectly weighted throughball from the in-form Isco before rounding the keeper, leaving a simple finish.

Karim Benzema doubled the lead in the 55th minute when a loose ball fell to him in the aftermath of a corner.

The Frenchman tapped home from three yards and the celebrations said it all; champions.

The Real Madrid players knew it was settled after Benzema’s goal

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The Real Madrid players knew it was settled after Benzema’s goal

The win meant that the result at the Nou Camp was irrelevant as Madrid only needed a point before kick-off to secure the title.

Barcelona came from 2-0 down to beat Eibar 4-2.

Japan international Takashi Inui scored twice as it appeared Luis Enrique’s last league game in charge would end on a sour note.

Takashi Inui threatened to deal Barcelona a final day loss

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Takashi Inui threatened to deal Barcelona a final day loss

A Lionel Messi second half penalty miss was sandwiched in between a David Junga’s own goal and a Luis Suarez tap-in.

Then Messi converted his second penalty of the game before scoring a world-class goal in stoppage time.

The Argentine superstar’s 37th league goal secured him the Golden Boot, eight strikes ahead of team-mate Suarez and twelve ahead of fellow superhuman Ronaldo.

Barca have the opportunity to end their season on a high with a win in the Copa del Rey final against Alaves but there’s no doubt they’ve been second best to Madrid this season.

Worthy champions

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Worthy champions

Zinedine Zidane’s men are good value for their title.

The likes of Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Luke Modric and Ronaldo maintaining their world-class standards throughout the campaign.

Defensive midfielder Casemiro has been a revelation while Isco’s late season form has ensured Madrid stayed on top when it really mattered.

Dani Carvajal, Marco Asensio, Benzema and many more deserve individual recognition.

Truly a squad bursting with dominate talent as evidenced by the fact they had a record-equalling 19 different scorers in the league over the course of the season.

Quality player, quality manager

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Quality player, quality manager

Zidane himself can take plenty of credit for triumph.

The Frenchman’s tactical nouse and team selections (not always as simple as you would think at Madrid) have been spot on and it’s clear the players respect him and everything he’s achieved in the game.

Next season the battle commences again but for now Madrid have earned the right to party.

Congratulations, Campeones!

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