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Real Madrid Clinch 34th La Liga Title

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have been confirmed as Spanish champions for a record 34th time after a 2-1 win against Villarreal on Thursday evening.

Real Madrid Clinch 34th La Liga Title
Real Madrid Clinch 34th Title

Karim Benzema scored both goals, firing Real in front before the break before adding a second-half penalty, to wrestle La Liga back from Barcelona after two years.

Vicente Iborra pulled one back for the Yellow Submarine and Marco Asensio had a strike ruled out for handball deep into stoppage time.

It was their 10th successive victory at home to Villarreal as Zinedine Zidane guided the post-Galacticos generation to his second league title as manager in his third spell at the club, having come back to a struggling team following their Champions League exit against Ajax last March.

Real Madrid Clinch 34th La Liga Title
Real Madrid Clinch 34th La Liga Title

With only one round of matches left to play, Los Blancos went seven points clear at the top of the table ahead of Barca, whose form and finances have been ruined by the coronavirus.

Quique Setien’s side were beaten 2-1 by Osasuna at the Nou Camp, despite Lionel Messi’s second-half strike.

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