Real Madrid becomes La Liga champions after winning over Villarreal

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Real Madrid vs Villarreal La Liga 2020 highlights – It has been for the first time since 2017 that Real Madrid clinched the La Liga title. They were crowned the Spanish top league champions after their emphatic 2-1 win over Villarreal last night. With this title win, Real Madrid now have a record 34 titles under their belt, eight more than their arch-rivals Barcelona from whom they snatched the title this season. After winning the past two La Liga titles, Barcelona failed to defend their Championship title after a close fight for the top position in the La Liga points table.

real madrid vs villarreal la liga 2020 highlights

Their win can be attributed to their record winning streak of 10 games since the resumption of La Liga after the coronavirus pandemic break for 3 months. Zinedine Zidane has now led Los Blancos to their second title this year after winning the Spanish Super Cup in January. This season has witnessed intense competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid for the top spot which finally went to Real. Barcelona were ahead in the points table by 2 points when the games were suspended on March 12.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal La Liga 2020 highlights

The resumption of the league saw a more focussed Real Madrid who have maintained a 100 percent win percentage owing to important strikes from key players like Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema. Also, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has produced some fine saves for his team, for which he will win the Zamora trophy for the La Liga goalkeeper with the best goals-to-games ratio.

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Interestingly, Real Madrid have been playing their home games at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium instead of their home stadium, Santiago Bernabeu which is undergoing renovation. The Alfredo di Stefano stadium is the home stadium of Madrid’s B-team Castilla. Zidane was emotional and was absolutely delighted to win the La Liga title. In an interview, he said that winning this title felt better than any of the three Champions League titles he has led them to. He said that it was a tremendous feeling and that he was proud of his incredible player’s achievements. He said that he was lost for words.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal La Liga 2020 highlights

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Madrid are now eyeing the Champions League trophy this season. They will need to beat Manchester City and overcome their 2-1 first-leg deficit against them in the second leg of the round of 16 match which is to be held on August 7. Real Madrid are now 13 points clear of the second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga points table with 86 points from 37 matches.

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