The tension in La Liga’s title race died a long time ago, but it is now official: Real Madrid is Spain’s new king.
Real Madrid won their 35th La Liga title on Saturday, defeating Espanyol 4-0. Rodrygo scored twice, with Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema adding gloss to ensure they won with four games remaining.
Rodrygo opened the scoring after 33 minutes, with only a draw required to ensure victory once more. In a dominant display at the Bernabéu, the Brazilian added a second 10 minutes later with a fabulous finish.
Asensio’s goal allowed Carlo Ancelotti to rest players ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City, before Benzema finished things off to keep Madrid untouchable at the top.
Ancelotti became the first manager in history to win titles in each of Europe’s top five leagues – England, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France – with Madrid’s victory.