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5 wins that sealed trophy for Los Blancos, including Barcelona Double

  • Real Madrid is La Liga champion for the 36th time
  • Los Blancos sealed victory after Barcelona’s loss to Girona
  • Here are five games that helped them win the Spanish top-flight title

Real Madrid have been crowned La Liga champions for the 36th time after a comprehensive win against Cadiz coupled with Barcelona’s stumble against Girona on Saturday evening.

Los Blancos left no doubt and secured their 27th win of the season with a resounding 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu under the management of the venerable Carlo Ancelotti.

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Real Madrid claimed their 36th La Liga title after a 3-0 win over Cadiz and Barcelona’s loss to Girona. Photos by NurPhoto/Getty Images and @realmadriden/Twitter.
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With the title within reach, Madrid waited for Barca’s result against Girona. However, the Catalan side squandered a 2-1 half-time lead and succumbed to a 4-2 defeat, sealing Real Madrid’s victory.

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Looking back on their successful campaign, five crucial victories stand out, including crucial victories over arch-rivals Barcelona, ​​which contributed significantly to securing the Spanish top-flight title.

Sports short data from Flashscore looks at the crucial victories that sealed the 36th league title with four games to go.

1. Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

In the first episode of the most eagerly anticipated match on the Spanish football calendar, Real Madrid emerged victorious, claiming both bragging rights and a crucial three points.

Despite a slow start, with Ilkay Gundogan opening the scoring for Barcelona in the first half, Real Madrid weathered the storm.

At a crucial moment, Jude Bellingham marked his debut the classic with a stunning brace, which shifted the momentum decisively in Madrid’s favour.

2. Alaves 0-1 Real Madrid

Although the clash with Deportivo Alaves was not Madrid’s most challenging match of the season, securing victory at the Mendizorrotza Stadium before the winter break was crucial for the White Angels.

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The match took a turn when Nacho Fernandes was shown a red card ten minutes into the second half, forcing Madrid to defend fiercely.

With the match looking destined for a goalless draw, Lucas Vazquez emerged as the unlikely hero. He scored an unexpected goal in the 92nd minute to propel his team to the top of La Liga at the end of 2023, according to Eurosport.

3. Real Madrid 3-2 Almeria

One match that really tested the resilience of Carlo Ancelotti and his team was against underrated Almeria, who sit at the bottom of the table.

With two goals conceded before half-time, thanks to Largie Ramazani and Edgar Gonzalez, Madrid seemed on their way to their second defeat of the season.

However, a revitalized side led by Bellingham staged a remarkable comeback. The Englishman found the net in the 57th minute, followed by Vinicius Junior’s equalizer seven minutes after the hour.

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In a thrilling final, Dani Carvajal secured all three points with a dramatic winner in the 99th minute.

4. Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona

Once again Madrid fought for victory, this time against their arch-rival FC Barcelona.

As Los Blancos chased their 36th La Liga title, beating the Catalan giants almost guaranteed their dreams would become a reality.

In another exciting the classic at the drama-filled Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid emerged triumphant with a 3-2 win.

Once again, Jude Bellingham’s late winner proved decisive, separating a draw from a win, according to Spanish publication AS.

5. Girona 0-3 Real Madrid

At the time, the Catalan club was on an unbeaten streak, with whispers of a Leicester City-like fairytale brewing around the Estadi Montilivi. However, a ruthless Madrid team quickly put an end to these talks.

With goals from Joselu, Aurelien Tchouameni and the always reliable Bellingham, Ancelotti’s side secured a 3-0 victory away from home.

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This result moved Girona from the top of the table, putting Madrid in a dominant position that they never relinquished.

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Sports short also reported that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his “spectacular” team after their 3-0 win over Cadiz on Saturday.

With just one defeat in 34 games and conceding just 22 goals, Los Blancos boast the best defense in the division, underscoring their dominance in the league.