Real Madrid secure La Liga and set sights on retaining Champions League

May 21 – Real Madrid have secured the Spanish league title for the first time in five years after winning 2-0 at Malaga to finish three points clear of arch-rivals Barcelona.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema earned Real a 33rd Spanish crown in Zinedine Zidane’s first full season in charge, the first manager to lead Madrid to the La Liga crown since Jose Mourinho.

Zidane, who won the Champions League last term, has a chance on May 27 to make further history when Real defend the title against Juventus in Cardiff aiming to become the first team ever to retain the trophy.

“It’s a spectacular day, everyone deserves credit but above all the players have fought, the message has always been that every player is important and that’s been the key to this success,” said the former French striker who has now won four trophies in 16 months.

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