Madrid, July 17
There was Zinedine Zidane once more, being thrown into the air by his Real Madrid gamers in one other title celebration. With the Frenchman again in cost, Madrid are again to amassing main trophies. Madrid clinched their 34th Spanish league title — and first since 2017 — after extending their excellent run following the pandemic break with a 2-1 win over Villarreal on Thursday. With one sport to play, Real opened a seven-point hole to second-placed Barcelona, who misplaced 2-1 to 10-man Osasuna on the Camp Nou Stadium.
Karim Benzema scored twice to provide Madrid their 10th consecutive league victory. They are the one aspect with an ideal document after the coronavirus-enforced break, having trailed Barcelona by two factors earlier than the league was halted. Benzema has reached 21 league targets, shifting inside two of scoring chief Lionel Messi. — AP
Very weak staff
If we’re not ok for La Liga, how will we be ok for the Champions League?
We did not need to end like that however it’s a mark of how the season has been: an inconsistent and really weak staff. Other groups beat us in depth and dedication. Roma, Liverpool…
The followers are shedding endurance as a result of we’re not giving them something. If we need to battle for the Champions League, now we have to alter many issues. We have to be self-critical. —Lionel Messi