Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to first La Liga title since 2012

Zinedine Zidane claimed winning La Liga as Real Madrid coach on Sunday surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach a year ago. Barcelona started sloppily against Eibar but overturned a two goal deficit en route to a 4-2 victory to keep pressure on their bitter rivals.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema on Sunday gave Madrid the victory against a tough Malaga outfit. Benzema wrapped up the win early in the second half. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source.

"I have experienced it as a player and that is why I say it is the happiest day of my professional life because being a coach changes everything".

'Now we can go back to Madrid and celebrate with our fans before the long build-up to the Champions League final'.

Real meet Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 and will be bidding to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since Milan in 1990.

"Our consistency has been fundamental; we played every game like it was our last". "The only thing we can do is get three points".

"People talk about me and don't know s***", Ronaldo told Marca.

"They all took part, they are all important and this team spirit has made us stronger". Here are Real's standout achievements in their championship-winning season.

Believe it or not, this has never happened prior to this season, despite enjoying some of the greatest attacking talents at different intervals in their 115-year history. "We didn't depend on ourselves [going into the final day]".

The former Barca captain has won eight trophies in three seasons in charge and can add another one with the Copa del Rey final to come against Alaves next weekend.

That, of course, would've led to Barcelona retaining the league title - the team which Gaspart was president of between 2000 and 2003.

Real Madrid only dropped 10 points away from the Bernabéu this season.

Luis Enrique won the treble with Barca in his first season in 2014-15 and the double of La Liga and Copa del Rey last term.

  • Julie Sanders