Real Madrid were declared champions of La Liga. After Barcelona’s 4-2 loss to Girona, their fierce rivals won a record-tying 36th league title with four games left.

16
  • For the 36th time, Real Madrid has won the La Liga championship.
  • Girona defeated Barcelona 4–2, ending Barcelona’s chances of winning the title.

Real Madrid were declared champions of La Liga. After Barcelona’s 4-2 loss to Girona, their fierce rivals won a record-tying 36th league title with four games left.

After defeating Cadiz 3-0 on Saturday, Carlo Ancelotti’s team went thirteen points clear at the top of the standings, with goals from Jude Bellingham, Joselu, and Brahmin Diaz.

Real Madrid increased their lead over second-place Barcelona to 14 points with four games left, and they now have a 16-point advantage over third-place Girona.

In order to rest important players like Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Antonio Ruediger, and Toni Kroos ahead of Wednesday’s return leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti made ten changes to the squad that earned Real a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Real Madrid’s backup players showed that they were capable of winning the match by securing three points and ensuring that the team would eventually celebrate their La Liga triumph.

Diaz then assisted substitute Bellingham to score with a tidy finish from close range in the 68th minute before Joselu tapped into an empty net in a counter attack started by Real captain Nacho in added time.

‘These are special moments,’ Joselu told Movistar Plus+.

As the season draws to a close, we owe our supporters nothing but the best. We’ll use every ounce of energy we have left over from today to deliver our supporters a thrilling win [against Bayern] on Wednesday.

READ ALSO →   Borussia Dortmund eliminates Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League semi-final. to book first at Wembley ahead of the final.

During Ancelotti’s second term in charge at the Bernabéu, Real Madrid wins its 36th league title, extending their record.  

The recently crowned champions uploaded a video of the team applauding behind the scenes even though they were unable to enjoy their win on the field with their supporters right away: “Ole ole ole, campeones (champions).

Rivals Barca were forced to tweet their congratulations after full-time, sharing a curt message on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter. 

Real’s win meant Barcelona had to defeat their Catalan rivals to have any chance of knocking them off top spot.

Andreas Christensen gave Xavi’s team the lead after just three minutes as they started the game at the Estadi Montilivi with the pressure on. 

Girona has been punching above their weight this season, and after falling behind, the City Football Group team quickly responded with a goal from Artem Dovbyk to tie the score

Robert Lewandowski put Barca back ahead just before halftime with a penalty kick, bringing his season total of goals in all competitions to 24.

But the hosts took the lead after the break, scoring three goals in ten minutes to deal their opponents a deadly blow to their title chances. 

Before Miguel Gutierrez, a former Real player, put his team ahead with a close-range deflection goal, substitute Portu scored the equalizer. 

With a superb shot from the edge of the box, Portu then doubled his tally for the match to seal the victory.  

READ ALSO →   The Women's Team of Arsenal Will Play at Emirates Stadium.

“Experiencing this while staring at your shirt is amazing.” With tears streaming down his cheeks, a distraught Portu told DAZN, “There is nothing more beautiful than living this.” 

This club was a thorn in my side. I felt really responsible since I played a lot when I went through the other side a few years ago, which was relegation. I can now grin again because I made amends with the fans today.

With four games left, the full-time whistle sealed Barca’s destiny and handed the championship to Los Blancos, emulating the feat of their Classico opponents from the previous campaign.  

The latest development in Girona’s incredible campaign—the club just made it back to the first level in 2022—was that victory also clinched the club’s first-ever Champions League position.