Ronaldo fires Real to La Liga title

Real Madrid clinched their first La Liga title in five-year, on Sunday as their star forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ensured that 2-0 win at Malaga.

"We have reached the end of the season with the opportunity to win two titles". They finished three points ahead of Barcelona.

Barcelona did what they had to do at the Nou Camp by coming back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 but it was too little to late and the title was Real's.

Pepe, 34, has won three La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey and two Champions League trophies since joining Madrid from Benfica in 2007 for €30 million.

Real are targeting a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years when they face Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3.

Zinedine Zidane claimed winning the La Liga title as Real coach surpassed his stellar achievement of winning the 1998 World Cup with France as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach a year ago. Basking in Real's first league title since 2012, Ronaldo wasted no time in sitting down his critics in brutal fashion. "I like that, I lived it as a player, I won everything with this club, with this jersey, but to win La Liga as coach is different, it is the maximum". A lot of people didn't want Real Madrid to win LaLiga, but we fought right until the last.

"Being a Madrid coach you know the expectations".

In is his first full season in charge of the club, he has won La Liga, Real Madrid's first in five years.

Although Bale is expected to be fit for the Champions League final, Zidane may opt to stick with his new formation instead of accommodating the Welshman in Cardiff by reverting to the 4-3-3.

"I do not watch TV because if I would not have a life, given how much they talk about me badly in football and outside of football".

Players wore shirts with the No. 33 - in a reference to the 33rd title - as they celebrated on the pitch before heading back to Madrid to meet their fans in a major public plaza.

'This league title is a symbol of our values, it was achieved fighting until the last game, and respecting our opponents, who made it hard for us. The most outstanding occurred 20 minutes into the game, when the Tico deflected a potent shot near the corner of the goal. "This group deserved to win the league", Ramos told reporters.

  • Zachary Reyes