Real Madrid win first La Liga title

By AdvocateNews on 16/07/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,042

Real Madrid have lifted their first La Liga title in three years with a game to spare after a 2:1 victory over Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Thursday night.

Karim Benzema fired between the legs of Villareal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo and added a second from a retaken penalty.

Vicente Iborra pulled one back for Villareal but Real held on to win their 34th Spanish title.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have won all 10 of their matches since Spanish football restarted in June, after the lockdown imposed as a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

They head into the final day of the season with an unassailable seven-point lead over second-placed Barcelona.

This is only Real Madrid’s third La Liga title in the past nine seasons.

They won three successive European Champions League titles in Zidane’s first tenure but had recorded successive third-place finishes since their previous domestic title, as Barcelona were crowned champions.

Zidane was in charge the last time they won the league and made it his aim to reclaim the title after returning midway through the last campaign – less than a year after his departure.

It looked as if the Frenchman’s side would fail to deliver on that objective when football in Spain was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in March, with Barcelona top of the table.

But Real have been in scintillating form since the restart and did not look like losing after Benzema’s opener on Thursday.

His second from the spot put the game beyond Villarreal’s reach, despite a nervy final few minutes.

Barcelona, Real’s challengers for the title, ended up losing to Osasuna also on Thursday night.

The trophy was presented to Real Madrid after the match with Villareal and in the celebrations that ensued afterwards, Zidane was lifted up by his jubilant players.

Posted 16/07/2020 11:37:07 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Lockdown : We are not in war emergency,...

COVID-19 Omicron: UK govt puts Nigeria on red...

I didn’t campaign for Buhari while with Jonathan...

Dry season: Enugu govt takes safety measures against...

Former Kaduna Governor Balarabe Musa is dead

‘I’m proud of you’ – Buhari tells Gov....

Corruption: Declare position on suspended SGF, DG –...

BREAKING: Six killers of Ahmed Gulak in Imo...

FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holiday

BBNaija S6: Four new housemates introduced

Air Peace flies home another 314 Nigerians from...

Boko Haram has taken over our cattle routes,...


Latest News Ex-Enugu Commissioner for Lands, Surv. Nnam, regains freedom Some judges sell judgments, retire to escape NJC sanctions – Jega Delayed November Salary: Policemen complain of hunger, poverty Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi Northerners Forum salutes Soludo, solicits key role, assignment in his administration Mkpurummiri addiction has no cure – NDLEA warns Buhari suspends AEDC management as firm faces internal crisis Man commits suicide after losing company’s N150,000 on bet 30 burnt to death as bandits set bus ablaze in Sokoto Students strip policeman, set school ablaze, principal flees Security agents, not ESN, planting bombs in Igboland – IPOB Fani-Kayode has erectile dysfunction, I had four kids via artificial insemination – Ex-wife claims


Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (229,513 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (229,513 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (229,513 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (229,512 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (229,511 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (229,509 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (229,509 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (229,509 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (222,815 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (222,640 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (172,986 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (171,300 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.