Madrid, July 17
Real Madrid clinched a record-extending 34th La Liga title with one sport to spare by beating Villarreal 2-1 at dwelling on Thursday thanks to 2 targets from their main scorer Karim Benzema.
Real have 86 factors after 37 video games, seven greater than deposed champions Barcelona who had been crushed 2-1 at dwelling to Osasuna.
Benzema fired via the legs of keeper Sergio Asenjo to place Madrid forward after 29 minutes and transformed a penalty within the 77th to assist Real on their method to a outstanding 10th consecutive league win for the reason that season resumed after the COVID-19 stoppage.
Benzema had put the ball within the web moments earlier after an audacious cross from the spot kick by authentic penalty taker Sergio Ramos nevertheless it needed to be re-taken resulting from encroachment.
The French ahead then stepped as much as take the penalty himself and slammed it into the underside nook to attain his 21st league aim of the marketing campaign.
Villarreal pulled a late aim again via Vicente Iborra and will have snatched an equaliser in added time, whereas Real’s Marco Asensio thought he had added a 3rd aim afterward nevertheless it was dominated out by VAR for offside.
After the match Real captain Ramos hoisted the Liga trophy into the air on the empty Alfredo di Stefano stadium, the place the Madrid aspect have been enjoying their last video games of the season whereas their Santiago Bernabeu house is being renovated.
“To return after spending three months locked in our homes and to win 10 matches in a row is incredible, but I always believed in my team and knew we could win it,” stated Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Reuters