Real seals its 35th LaLiga title with 4 games to play

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Real seals its 35th LaLiga title with 4 games to play

Real Madrid secured the La Liga title for the 2021-22 season with four games in hand after a 4-0 win at home to Espanyol on Saturday afternoon, reported Xinhua.

Two goals from Rodrygo after 33 and 43 minutes, a third from Marco Asensio 10 minutes into the second half and a goal from Karim Benzema in the 81st minute, gifted Carlo Ancelotti's side the 35th league title in the club's history.

Second-placed Sevilla is 17 points adrift of Real Madrid with four games left, while FC Barcelona, who has five games still to play, is 18 points off the pace.

Ancelotti rested nine of the 11 players who faced Manchester City in the Champions League last Tuesday, with only Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois keeping their places ahead of next week's European return leg.

Rodrygo's opening goal came in the 33rd minute when he received a cross from left back, Marcelo and beat two defenders before scoring with a low shot across Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez.

Second-placed Sevilla is 17 points adrift of Real Madrid with four games left, while FC Barcelona, who has five games still to play, is 18 points off the pace.

Ancelotti rested nine of the 11 players who faced Manchester City in the Champions League last Tuesday, with only Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois keeping their places ahead of next week's European return leg.

Rodrygo's opening goal came in the 33rd minute when he received a cross from left back, Marcelo and beat two defenders before scoring with a low shot across Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez.

However, Benzema did net a fourth with a typical first-time finish following a move between Vinicius Jr and Isco.

On a personal level, the win means that Ancelotti has now led clubs to league titles in Spain (Real Madrid), Italy (AC Milan), England (Chelsea), France (Paris Saint Germain) and Germany (Bayern Munich). (by Paul Giblin).

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