Ancelotti Makes History As Real Madrid Clinch 35th Laliga Title

La liga News


Babalola Seyi


Real Madrid has been crowned the La Liga champions for the 35th time after two first-half goals from Rodrygo spurred them to a 4-0 home victory over mid-table Espanyol on Saturday.

The win also made its Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti the first manager to capture titles in each of Europe’s top five leagues — England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

Rodrygo’s double put Real 2-0 up at the break before Marco Asensio added a third after 55 minutes and La Liga’s top scorer Karim Benzema sealed the points in the 81st.

Captain Benzema lifted the trophy after coming off the bench late in the second half as Ancelotti rested several regular starters with Real hosting Manchester City in its Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday trailing 4-3.

Real Madrid have 81 points with four games to go, 17 points ahead of second-placed Sevilla and 18 clear of Barcelona.









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