CAMPEONES CAMPEONES OLE!!! OLE!!! OLE!!! CAMPEONES CAMPEONES OLE!!!! OLE!!!! OLE!!!! The full-time whistle goes, bringing an end to the game and securing the La Liga title for Real Madrid.
A resounding victory for Real, who was superb throughout, cruised to victory in the end as Espanyol ran out of steam.
Benzema and Asensio added to Rodrygo’s first-half goals, and Madrid’s second half was one in which the scoreline reflected the party atmosphere in the stands on the pitch.
Deserved winners by some margin, both in this game and in this league season.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Jesus Vallejo, Casemiro, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Ceballos; Rodrygo, Mariano, Marco Asensio.
ESPANYOL (4-4-2): Diego Lopez; Aleix Vidal, Sergi Gomez, Fernando Calero, Leandro Cabrera; Tonny Vilhena, Yangel Herrera, Sergi Darder, Oscar Melendo; Javi Puado, Raul de Tomas.
GOOOAAALLLLL!!! Real take the lead!!! Modric plays it out to Rodrygo, who finds Marcelo centrally. The winger continues his run into the area and gets the ball back before slotting it into the far corner to put Real into a 1-0 lead!
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Real double the lead!!! Vidal’s pass to Herrera puts him under all sorts of pressure. He loses out to Mariano, and the ball comes to Rodrygo, who sends Lopez the wrong way to slot it into the bottom-left corner! 2-0 to Real, and already this looks like game over!
GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Real strike again!!! With Vidal down in back-play, Camavinga sets off on the counter and waits for the run of Asensio. He picks him out with a perfect pass, and the forward slots it beyond Lopez and into the far corner to make it 3-0.
GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! It’s four!!! Vinicius is put into space down the left and dribbles across the byline. He waits for Benzema to arrive and finds him, with the Frenchman slotting a common goal underneath Lopez and into the back of the net!! 4-0, and it’s party time at the Bernabeu.
So, what’s next?
That victory means that Real are league champions, with their unassailable 17-point lead over Sevilla too much to be caught with just four games left.
Espanyol remained 13th, but even their players know that their performance didn’t mean much today, as the day belonged to Real Madrid.