Real clinch 33rd La Liga title

Gareth Bale was left stunned after Real Madrid were not handed the La Liga trophy on Sunday.

Real Madrid's attacking midfielder Isco (Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez) threaded a pass in the gap between two center backs of Malaga and Ronaldo quickly ran to the ball.

In the end, it was never really in doubt as Real Madrid won La Liga with a 3-point lead over Barcelona.

As a coach, Zidane has won 4 trophies in the past 16 months.

"To win the title in the last round feels that much better", Cristiano Ronaldo said.

The former Manchester United forward was keen to issue a response after Sunday's game though, saying in Marca: "People talk about me and they don't know s***".

Zidane has been instrumental for France in winning its World Cup in 1998 apart from scoring the winning goal in the 2002 Champions League Finals.

He scored 53 in 2010/11, 60 in 2011/12, 55 in 2012/13, 51 in 2013/14, a record-breaking 61 in 2014/15 and 51 in 2015/16, only failing to reach the 40-goal mark in his first season (2009/10) with the team. "We know the Cardiff final will be very hard but for now we will enjoy our first La Liga title in five years".

"Since the beginning of the season we have wanted to win the league and we are in luck", said Ronaldo.

Real Madrid waited five long years to clinch another Spanish La Liga title.

It has been branded a ridiculous rule, but Spanish tradition states that the silverware isn't presented to the league winners until the start of the following season. "We will celebrate here and go inside and that's it", Madrid's press office Juan Camilo Andrade told Modric and Bale. They had last won the title way back in 2012. "We have suffered but we got the points we needed and we deserve the title".

After the victory, the players began celebrating on the pitch, with the injured Bale appearing from the bench to join his team-mates in full kit, ready for the trophy presentation.

  • Julie Sanders