Real Madrid clinch record-extending 34th La Liga championship title

Real Madrid clinched a record-extending 34th La Liga title with one game to spare by beating Villarreal 2-1 at home on Thursday. The victory was Real's 10th consecutive in the league since the season resumed after the COVID-19 stoppage.

18th July 2020 | 12:59 PM (IST)
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Real Madrid secured a record-expanding 34th La Liga title with one game to save by beating Villarreal 2-1 at home on Thursday on account of two objectives from their driving scorer Karim Benzema.

Real have 86 points after 37 games, seven more than deposed champions Barcelona who were beaten 2-1 at home to Osasuna.

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Benzema terminated through the legs of keeper Sergio Asenjo to put Madrid ahead following 29 minutes and converted a penalty in the 77th to help Real on their way to an amazing tenth sequential alliance win since the season continued after the COVID-19 stoppage.

Benzema had placed the ball in the net minutes sooner after a brassy go from the spot-kick by unique penalty taker Sergio Ramos however it must be re-taken because of encroachment.

The French forward then ventured up to take the penalty himself and hammered it into the base corner to score his 21st league goal of the battle.

Villarreal got a late goal back through Vicente Iborra and ought to have grabbed an equalizer in included time, while Real's Marco Asensio thought he had included a third objective later yet it was precluded by VAR for offside.

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After the match Real chief, Ramos lifted the Liga trophy into the air at the void Alfredo di Stefano arena, where the Madrid side have been playing their last rounds of the period while their Santiago Bernabeu home is being revamped.

"To return subsequent to going through a quarter of a year secured our homes and to win 10 matches straight is unbelievable, yet I generally put stock in my group and realized we could win it," said Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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18th July 2020 | 12:59 PM (IST)
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