Official: Real Madrid crowned LaLiga champions


Real went in search of an early opener when Dani Carvajal raced down the right to bring down a long ball before looking to lob Sergio Asenjo, who effectively gathered the danger.

Villarreal lived slightly on the edge when loss of possession after trying to play out from the back inadvertently led to a cross from the right for Karim Benzema, who volleyed across goal.

The Frenchman struck gold two minutes to the half-hour mark when he fired through the legs of Asenjo after getting onto Luka Modric’s through ball.

Bruno alongside Javier Ontiveros became the Yellow Submarine's double change right after the break, with Ruben Pena and Samuel Chukwueze sacrificed.

Real pushed for a second through Carvajal with 54 minutes played, but Asenjo palmed away with Hazard unable to follow-up on the rebound.

Los Blancos netted a second from the penalty spot through Benzema after Sergio Ramos went down in the area on 75 minutes, with the initial kick by Ramos ruled out for encroachment.

Villarreal got a lifeline with seven minutes remaining when Vicente Iborra charged into the centre of the area to head into the far corner from a ball out wide.

Iborra had a golden chance to level matters in added time, but Courtois pulled off a stunning save to give Real a title and 10th successive victory.

FC Barcelona succumbed to a 2-1 loss at home to Osasuna on Thursday evening and will finish the season in second spot.

Jose Arnaiz put the visitors ahead after 15 minutes with a neat finish from close range after some good work by Pervis Estupinan.

After a disappointing first half, the Catalan giants had to wait until the hour mark for the equaliser, which came via another impressive Lionel Messi free-kick.

Osasuna finished the contest with a man down after Enric Gallego received a straight red card after a poor challenge on Clement Lenglet, following a review from the Video Assistant Referee.

The numerical disadvantage did not seem to affect Osasuna who bagged the winner in the 95th minute through Roberto Torres.