Real Madrid won the 35th Spanish League title after beating Espanyol 4-0 2022-04-30 11:58:59

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It’s Real’s second league title in three years, and one side of Carlo Ancelotti has claimed with relative ease after taking a 16-point lead over Barcelona with five games remaining to play this season.

Rodrygo scored twice in the first half before Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema added two more goals in the second half to complete a comfortable victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real have now won 35 league titles – nine more than rival Barcelona – meaning that Ancelotti has become the first manager to win the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Serie A and La Liga in his coaching career.

“Celebrating with the fans is the best thing, the party is theirs,” defender Marcelo, who is now the most decorated player in Real Madrid’s history with 24 titles, told Spanish broadcaster Movistar.

“This is the biggest joy a player can have, celebrating with his fans, a home match…there is nothing but joy.”

Real Madrid have been dominant in Spain this season – so far they have won 25 league games and lost only three – with Benzema leading 42 goals in 42 games to this success.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos conveyed his congratulations to his former club, tweeting: “Congratulations, Real Madrid, on your 35th title!”

Real Madrid will face Manchester City at the Bernabeu on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

The confrontation will be heated after City won the first-leg match in Manchester 4-3.

“I’m proud [of the players]. I want to continue winning titles with Real Madrid”, Ancelotti told Real Madrid TV. Congratulations [to the players and fans]We’ll see each other on Wednesday. I will say this to the fans, Wednesday we need this atmosphere.”

Spanish tennis star Nadal waves to the fans in Madrid.

Prior to Saturday’s match, tennis star Rafael Nadal also took to the field to start the honorary match.

Nadal, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, is a huge Real Madrid fan and has been an honorary member of the club since 2011.

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