Los Blancos Star Linked With Barca: I'm Staying At Real

It was a celebratory atmosphere between the players and their manager, who had already been thrown into the air on the pitch, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema netted the goals on Sunday evening as Real cruised past their opponents.

"It depends on both of us", Allegri said when told that club director Giuseppe Marotta inferred his future is up to the coach.

"It's been a very hard fought win, difficult at some moments but after 38 games there's no better feeling than being at the top".

"Will Real Madrid become champion because Malaga allows it? No".

Zidane then suggested all those travails over the 38 games made winning the Spanish title even sweeter than a Champions League success, with the 1998 World Cup victor even saying it was "different" to taste success as a coach this was the "happiest day of my professional life".

The Spanish champions celebrated through the night after winning their 33rd league title on Sunday, and continued the festivities on Monday by meeting with local officials and fans at some of the city's iconic sites.

REAL MADRID keeper Keylor Navas shaved his head after his side's title win to support children and their families fighting cancer. "You (the media) say things about Cris without knowing the truth", said the World Player of the Year.

Here we look at five reasons why Los Blancos emerged victorious in the title race.

Barca took 14 points from 18 in their six games against Spain's top four sides Real, Sevilla and Atletico.

The Catalans, however, proved less reliable against supposedly weaker opposition, dropping points against Real Betis, Real Sociedad, Celta Vigo, Deportivo La Coruna, Alaves and Malaga.

The so-called Madrid B-team rewarded the Frenchman by scoring 21 goals and winning all five of those games. Luis Enrique walks out after a season of, perhaps not disharmony, but definitely not harmony and Ernesto Valverde appears the man to replace him from Athletic Bilbao.

And that's despite thoroughly vindicated questions over his performances earlier on in the season. "We did the job, but we couldn't depend just on ourselves, it was out of our hands".

If Zidane was celebrating, Barca counterpart Luis Enrique's final league campaign ended in disappointment despite a 4-2 victory at the Nou Camp.

"Whoever wins the league is the worthy victor". They are tall and we know that.

"I'm very happy because it was a spectacular end to the season, the best in many seasons, because of intelligent management, the help of the coach, and the contributions of those who played less".

  • Julie Sanders