MADRID: Real Madrid confirmed their 35th La Liga title earlier this morning with a 4-0 home win over Espanyol as Carlo Ancelotti became the first coach to win all five major European leagues.
Needing just one point from their last five games, Madrid blasted twice through Rodrygo in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu before goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema completed the team’s victory.
Madrid lifted the trophy in front of nearly 80,000 fans at the stadium and traditional celebrations continued in Cibeles near the Spanish capital.
“It was the first time I won a title at the Bernabeu, the atmosphere was very special,” Ancelotti told Movistar Plus.
“If I cry (after the finishing whistle), it’s because I’m happy.”
Ancelotti returned to Madrid last summer to take over from Zinedine Zidane for the second time after leaving Everton.
The Italian also won the Premier League with Chelsea, Serie A with AC Milan, Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
After being in the top spot since November, it is no surprise that Madrid have won the league they have dominated over the past month plus the declining performances of Barcelona and Sevilla.
Madrid created a 17 -point gap over second -team Sevilla with four games remaining.
Barcelona still have one game left in hand but are 18 points behind.
After confirming victory in La Liga, Madrid can now focus fully on the second semi -final action at home against Manchester City early this Thursday morning.