It took a while before the Madrilenians – who only needed one point for the title – broke the spell, but after more than half an hour there was Rodrygo with the opening goal after a nice combination with Marcelo. Ten minutes later, the last doubts were also allayed, when Rodrygo scored again.

    Ten minutes after the break, Marcos Asensio also made it 3-0 for Real. Fifteen minutes before the end, the festivity seemed to be heightened even further, when Isco scored the fourth goal on a pass from Karim Benzema. However, VAR put a line through it. Moments later, the fourth goal did count, this time it was Benzema himself who successfully pulled the trigger.

    Atletico down

    Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 to Athletic Club in Bilbao, giving Real Betis the chance to get closer in the battle for a ticket to the Champions League. The lead of coach Diego Simeone’s team is 4 points, but the number 5 from Sevilla will still play against Getafe on Monday. The top four of Spain qualify for the highest European club tournament.

    Atlético saw fellow townsman and rival Real Madrid become champions of Spain on Saturday by beating Espanyol 4-0. Atlético took the Spanish league title last year.

    Athletic Club, which is eighth, took the lead in the 8th minute. Atlético defender Mario Hermoso tapped a cross past his own goalkeeper Jan Oblak into the goal. In the second half, attacker Iñaki Williams made it 2-0 from a penalty kick.

    Atletico have conceded 41 goals in the league so far this season. The last time that happened was ten years ago, when the Argentinian Simeone was in his first season in Madrid.

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