Real Madrid finally won their first La Liga Title in three years with a game in hand after they beat Villarreal last night. Zinedine Zidane’s team has been brilliant especially since the return of football after the coronavirus break and has not dropped points. The win saw Madrid lift their 34th La Liga Title and their first since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus.
Karim Benzema broke the deadlock midway through the first half and the Frenchman completed his brace in the 77th minute, converting from the penalty spot to give Madrid a two-goal advantage on home soil.
The opponents tried closing in on the 83rd minute with Vicenter Iborra superb goal. Zidanes lads held tight and secured victory. Barcelona’s loss against Osasuna had already won Zidane the title if they were held at draw by Villarreal.
Messi reacted to Madrid’s win by criticizing Barcelona and his team mates. The iconic forward blamed Barcelona’s poor run and inconsistency for their loss which assisted Madrid lift the title.
‘We didn’t want to end the season like this but it represents how the season has gone,’ Messi said following Barca’s loss. ‘We were a very erratic, very weak, low-intensity team… we lost a lot of points and today’s game is a summary of the season.'
‘We have to be self-critical, starting with the players but across the whole club. We are Barca and we have to win everything. We can’t look at Madrid. ‘Madrid have done their job, but we have helped them a lot," Messi said.