Real Madrid secured a record-lengthening 35th Spanish league title following its reserve squad easily beat Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday.
Rodrygo stroked twice and Marco Asensio and substitute Karim Benzema added a goal each to give Madrid its second league title in 3 seasons, and third in 6 years.
The win gave Madrid an overwhelming lead with four rounds to go. It was 17 points in front of Sevilla, which drew with Cádiz 1-1 on Friday, and 18 points before Barcelona, which conducts Mallorca on Sunday.
With the title, Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to celebrate with the trophies in the top five European leagues. The Italian manager triumphed with AC Milan in Serie A, Chelsea in the English Premier League, Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Marcelo also reached a landmark with his 24th career title with Madrid, which is the most in the club’s history.
There was not a lot of time to acknowledge the victory, though, as on Wednesday Madrid is back at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to organize Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.
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