Real Madrid seal 34th La Liga title with 2-1 win over Villarreal

Real Madrid seal 34th La Liga title with 2-1 win over Villarreal

- The Real Madrid vs Villarreal La Liga clash ended in favour of the home team

- Los Blancos defeated the Yellow Submarines 2-1 to emerge champions of the Spanish League for the 34th time

- Vicente Iborra's last-minute strike ended with some consolation for the visitors

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Two goals from Karim Benzema were all Real Madrid needed to clinch their 34th Spanish League title after beating visiting Villarreal 2-1 at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

The Frenchman opened scoring for Los Blancos just one minute before half-time through a close-range shot from the right side of the six-yard box, having benefited from a superb run of play from playmaker Luka Modric who drove towards the danger zone with the ball before releasing it to the striker.

Los Blancos maintained the slim lead all through the first half by dominating play all through the opening stanza but failed to add to their tally.

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Benzema however doubled his side's lead while completing his brace from the spot in the 77th minute after Sergio Ramos won a spot-kick for the home team.

Coach Zinedine Zidane's men knew a win in their penultimate match of the season would guarantee them the silverware and that was they did.

Vicente Iborra reduced his side's deficit with an unstoppable header from a Mario Gaspar's cross in the 83rd minute.

The visitors tried getting an equaliser towards the last few minutes of the encounter but they almost got burnt.

Marco Asensio scored a last-minute gasp but it was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee and the game ended 2-1 in favour of the new champions.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has passed on from the dreaded coronavirus.

Lorenzo’s death was confirmed by his son who took to Twitter to simply announce, “My father just died.”

Sanz was president at the Santiago Bernabeu for five years between 1995 and 2000, a period which saw the Los Blancos win the Champions League twice.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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