Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Nonstop celebrations for Madrid after winning league title


Five thoughts from the final weekend of the La Liga season as Real Madrid were confirmed as champions, Atletico Madrid said goodbye to the Calderon, and odds and ends were tied up elsewhere. The Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years under Arsene Wenger and finished in fifth place, 18 points behind Premier League champions Chelsea.

This chant is one usually launched by Barcelona fans towards Real Madrid, but it was unusual to see a player use it against another player, particularly a teammate in their national team.

"I'm very happy because it was a spectacular end to the season, the best in many seasons, because of intelligent management, the help of the coach, and the contributions of those who played less", he said. Some 50,000 supporters according to early estimations spent the night celebrating the 33rd league title as the squad made their way directly from Malaga where a 0-2 was enough to wrap up Zinedine Zidane's first league win.

Madrid edged out reigning champions Barcelona by just three points after the Catalans came from 2-0 down to beat Eibar 4-2 on Sunday.

Madrid supporters have been fond of Isco since he joined from Malaga in 2013 and he was delighted to win the title in the Spanish capital, which he feels has become his home.

"Everyone has played minutes and all the squad have contributed". Consistency has been the most important thing - we've barely dropped any points.

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As is customary under Florentino Perez, the club headed straight for the centre of Madrid, but as white ticker tape and flares were pumped into the sky, some players were a little over-exuberant in joining fans as they abused Pique.

Real Madrid won their last La Liga title back in 2012 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

"We have always had the best players, but the key is this time all the players are motivated, have minutes and match rhythm, not just 11", said Ramos. "I've won everything with this club, but this title is special".

The so-called Madrid B-team rewarded the Frenchman by scoring 21 goals and winning all five of those games. And they know it too.

"I wish we could have kept winning trophies but there are other teams that want the same and are at the same level as us".

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