That’s all from Madrid
Real Madrid beat Espanyol 4–0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to win a record 35th LaLiga League title, with four games to go.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti put together a weak side as he focused on Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City at home and thus the likes of Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Vinicius Jr.
Los Blancos’ party kicked off in 33 minutes after a beautiful one-two between Brazilian pair Marcelo and Rodrigo on the left, which led to the latter breaking the stalemate.
Real seemed to have sealed the championship 10 minutes later when a reckless Leandro Cabrera was overturned by Mariano Diaz and Rodrigo scored his second from the left.
The Madrid legend was not there as Marco Asensio made it three after a counter-attack, in which Eduardo Camavinga gave him the right to beat Diego Lopez on 55 minutes.
But replays showed Espanyol’s Alex Vidal probably deserved a penalty in the build-up, failing to pick up some VAR.
Ancelotti carried Benzema and the star striker earned an assist when setting Isco in the field, but his goal was dismissed as Rodrigo was obstructing López’s approach from an offside position.
However, Benzema would not be denied and he was set inside the field from the right edge after a crisp low cross from Vinicius Jr. nine minutes before full time.
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