Consistent Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos

They top the final standings on 93 points, three ahead of last year's champions Barcelona, 15 above Atletico Madrid in third and 21 clear of fourth-placed Sevilla.

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. Karim Benzema added to the lead in the 55th minute off the rebound of a close-range shot by Sergio Ramos.

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

After Real Madrid compete in the Champions League final versus Juventus, Pique and Ramos will join up for worldwide duty together again.

"It's even more important for Real Madrid because it's the biggest club in the world and we had to win it again". It's to be noted that for this season's La Liga, there were 19 different players who scored for the team. But with nothing to play for themselves, they never really looked like winning.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have gone down to the wire in La Liga, with the two powers each taking to the field in their respective season finales with a chance to win the league title.




To lay hand on the title, Madrid edged out eternal rivals Barcelona by three points scoring 106 times in 38 fixtures which delivered 29 victories and only three defeats.

Ronaldo and Benzema's goals were also Real's 57th and 58th away goals of the 2016/17 campaign, the Bernabeu club's highest ever total for a single league season.

"(But) he (Ronaldo) is always there to make the difference and I am happy for him - it is a little different because he is always there to do it.

"They talk about me as if I was a criminal".

Post the match, Ronaldo was asked about a gesture he made to Celta Vigo players midweek during Madrid's 4-1 win over the Galicians insinuating that Celta had been offered bonuses to damage Madrid's title charge.

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