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. Apple-converted-space
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.