There's number 35!  Real Madrid and Thibaut Courtois take the league title after a smooth win against Espanyol

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Real Madrid can now call themselves champions of Spain. The Madrilenians only needed one point to win the title, but convincingly won against a tame Espanyol 4-0. For Thibaut Courtois and co. it is already the 35th league title in club history.

Jens Jacobs

Real Madrid knew what to do at the start of the game against Espanyol: One point was enough to secure the league title. The Madrilenians, with Thibaut Courtois in the base and Eden Hazard in the stands, started the match cautiously. Espanyol wanted to postpone the Madrid title party for at least another week and showed himself a strong opponent in the opening phase.

De Koninklijke continued to play football patiently and that patience paid off. Marcelo found his compatriot Rodrygo and he cleverly placed the leather in the far corner past Lopez. Real smelled blood and before halftime the reassuring 2-0 was on the board. Rodrygo again claimed a leading role. The Brazilian stole the ball from a defender and was allowed to moor freely. This time, the young attacker did not opt ​​for the farthest corner, but put the ball neatly into the short corner.

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Practice match in the second half

Real could already smell the title and the tension that was still there in the first half made way for peace. Real Madrid made it a practice match and combined to their heart’s content. Ten minutes after the break, Asensio took away the last bit of hope from Espanyol. Camavinga sent the Spaniard into the street and Lopez had no chance: 3-0.

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Espanyol was no longer able to make arrows from wood and Courtois stood firm on a rare breakout. Real pushed through and Espanyol was lucky that Isco’s 4-0 was disallowed for Vinicius’ offside. That fourth goal came moments later. Vinicius kept a good overview and Benzema, who else, was allowed to tap in the 4-0 final score.

With four games to go, Real Madrid can no longer be caught up by Sevilla and Barcelona. The 35th national title is therefore a fact for Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and their teammates.

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