Real Madrid won 2017’s La LigReal Madrid won 2017’s La Liga title after winning 2-0 in Malaga on Sunday to finish three points ahead of bitter rivals Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s 40th club goal of the season, along with a tap-in from Karim Benzema in the second half, wrapped up a first title since 2012 for Los Blancos at La Rosaleda Stadium.
Real had arrived in Malaga only needing to avoid defeat to earn the title, but Ronaldo had put them ahead in less than two minutes to ease the nerves and give manager Zinedine Zidane’s men a lead to protect.
Zidane kept Isco in the starting XI ahead of Gareth Bale, while Danilo continued at right-back in Dani Carvajal’s absence, per La Liga’s official Twitter a/c.
Eager to seal the title quickly, Real went in front after just two minutes when Isco and Ronaldo combined superbly in the final third. It was former Malaga man Isco who threaded a precise pass for Ronaldo to race clear to meet and lift the ball suavely over goalkeeper Carlos Kameni.