Real Madrid Are Crowned 2019/20 La Liga Champions.

Real Madrid have been crowned champions of the 2019/20 La Liga season.

The Spanish gaints have now won the league title for a record 34th times in history.

The Los Blancos only needed a win in their game against Villarreal to wrap up the title since 2017, and they didn't disappiont on the night.

They won the title with a game left to play defeating Villarreal 2-1 at an empty reserve Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, while the Santiago Bernabeu is still undergoing construction.

French international Karim Benzema made no mistake, as he struck in the 29th minute of the game through a smooth pass from Luka Modric to make it 1-0.

Benzema went futher to score a brace from a penalty spot, after Sergio Ramos was tripped in the Villarreal's penalty box in the 75th minutes which saw Benzema steps up and drills the ball into the bottom left-hand corner to double Madrid lead.

Villarreal pulled a goal back in the 84th minutes, after Gaspar successful cross into the box which Vicente Iborra’s heads the ball into the bottom left corner of the post.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of the Los Blancos, and what made the victory a little more comfortable was the result of their biggest rivals Barcelona who lost their game 2-1 at home to Osasuna same night, but added no less significant for Zinedine Zidane's side.

CloudNine Sports understands that, this would be Zidane's second La Liga title as Madrid manager in 3-years, and the second trophy this season since he was reappointed manager in March last year, despite a sea of doubts from fans over the core of the team and players like Thibaut Courtois, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale.

During the summer, Zidane spent heavily to improve all areas of his squad, although his summer signings didn't pay off, with €100million Eden Hazard arriving overweight and suffering from injuries, also Luka Jovic who failed to settle in.

Ferland Mendy was the only one to make his mark at the club, offering something different to Marcelo at left-back.

Zidane currently wins a trophy every 19 games on average and while winning three Champions League titles out of three was historic.

Speaking to the BBC, Zidane says winning a first La Liga title with Real Madrid in three years has made him happier than winning the Champions League.
"This is better than anything. It takes a tremendous effort to win La Liga," said the Real Madrid boss.
"After 38 matches, you have more points than anyone else."

"Today is one of the best days for me as a professional,"  
"After everything that happened, the three-month lockdown break, it is asthonishing what has been achieved.".
"This is a tremendous feeling because what these players have done is incredible. I am lost for words because I am too emotional.
"The players are the ones who have fought for this. It's true I've played my role but they are the ones who believe in what they are doing."

"It's strange for everyone, we would have liked to have been with our fans, but it's not meant to be," 
"But I'm sure the fans are happy in their homes tonight. They always love to see the team win and we've done this for them." Added Zidane.

Zidane's focus with Real Madrid will now switch to the Champions League competition, as the La Liga champions will travel to Etihad Stadium on 7 August to face Pep Guardiola Man City in the round of 16 return-leg fixture.

They would hope to bounce back from a 2-1 home defeat in the first leg before the competition was suspended in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Madrid boss has now won more trophies more than any other manager in the world (11 trophies) since he became manager in 2016, while also taking a 11-months break. 

He has won two La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, two Spanish Super Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

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