The day when Real Madrid were crowned 33rd champions

May 21 is the day when Real Madrid won the 33rd La Liga title. On the last match day after beating Malaga 2-0, Real Madrid crowned themselves as the Spanish champions.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema came as the rescuer for Real Madrid. The nearest competitor was FC Barcelona who were just 3 points behind Real Madrid. FC Barcelona were the strong competitor that season as well. They were unbeaten in the league for last 7 games. FC Barcelona had lost against Malaga in the 31st league game with 2-0.

With Zinedine Zidane in charge, the team that day was: Navas; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid only needed a single point to confirm the 5 years wait of LaLiga title. Defeat was almost unthinkable. If there were any signs of worries and restlessness in the Malaga’s players, then it was of Ronaldo’s fear. Ronaldo scored just within 2 minutes of the start of game.

Malaga looked for the equalizer and had a few good chances to keep the visitors silent and away from title. Keylor Navas superbly and tactfully saved Real Madrid from being kicked again from the race. In addition, Karim Benzema doubled our lead on the 55th minute on clock putting the silverware to the lap. Sergio Ramos had the chance to net a goal from Kroos’ corner. It was denied by Kameni however, Benzema was in the right place at the right time to score the rebound.

The game end on 2-0 and Real Madrid became Spanish champions for the 33rd time, completing the 2016/17 season. Real Madrid completed the campaign with 93 points, three more than Barcelona.

In the campaign, Real Madrid won 29, lost 3 and drew 6 matches out of 38 total league games. Real Madrid scored the total of 106 goals and conceded 41.

Cristiano Ronaldo was Real Madrid’s top scorer with 25 goals. Ronaldo followed by Alvaro Morata and Karim Benzema with 15 and 11 goals each.

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