Real Madrid have emerged as the new LaLiga champions following their 2-1 victory over Villarreal on Thursday night.
Zinedine Zidane’s men went into Thursday’s tie knowing a victory over the Yellow Submarine would seal their first title in three years and with two goals from Karim Benzema they secured and an astonishing 34th La Liga title.
Benzema put Madrid 1-0 ahead just before the half-hour mark before scoring what was his 21st goal from the penalty spot in the second half.
Though Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal did pull a goal back, it was not enough to either delay or spoil the party for Real Madrid.
This LaLiga title is Zidane’s 11th trophy during his managerial reign at the club.
It is also Madrid’s first league title since Cristiano Ronaldo left to join Juventus two seasons ago.
While it was all celebration for Real Madrid, their fierce rivals Barcelona slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Nou Camp against Osasuna.
Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter: @tundeyeludini