Real Madrid crowned 2017 La Liga champions

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Real Madrid have been crowned champions of La liga after they defeated Malaga 0-2 in the last game of the season at the Rosaleda Stadium.

Madrid went in the match knowing a point would be enough to see them become champions for the first four years, as they were three points ahead of archrivals and title challengers, Barcelona, who were at home to Eibar.
Real Madrid got off to a flyer, taking the lead in the second minute of the game through Cristiano Ronaldo, his 14th goal in eight matches and 40th goal of the season, before the match was put to bed in the 55th minute by Frenchman, Karim Benzema to confirm Madrid as the champions of Spain for the 33rd time in their history.

Since losing 3-2 in the El Clasico to Barcelona, the Zinedine Zidane managed side have gone on to overcome a late pressure from Barcelona, winning five matches in a row to open up a three point gap heading into the final match of the season.
With the league all secured, Zidane and his team are expected to turn attention to the champions league final slated for June 3 against the Old Ladies of Italian football, Juventus, who were also crowned Italian serie A champions, after their 3-0 defeat of Crotone, for the sixth consecutive time, becoming the first Italian side to achieve the feat.

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The win sees Zidane, who described winning the title as the ‘happiest day of my professional life’ become the first French manager to win the Spanish league title in 47 years and just the second Frenchman in history to do so.
“To have won this liga, 38games, [and] being first after that, is the happiest day of my professional life,’’ Zidane said after the match.
“Winning this title was very difficult, Real Madrid is the best club in the world [and] we had to bring the title back to Madrid,’’ he added.

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