Real Madrid had to face a tough road to their 34th La Liga title and although they went 11 without a defeat after lockdown there was a lot to talk about.
Real Madrid finally got their hands on their 34th La Liga crown after waiting for three years and seeing Barcelona run away with two titles in the process. Zinedine Zidane highlighted the importance of him wanting to win the league title over any other accolade in his first press conference after returning for a second tenure, and the squad didn’t disappoint.
Following a turbulent start to the campaign, the Whites managed to steady their ship and get the better of their arch rivals in Catalonia as well as the newly challenging Atletico Madrid. In spite of winning 10 matches on the bounce after lockdown, it was anything but a straightforward path to the championship for the Merengues.
Here’s a look at the five most important wins which led Real Madrid to the summit of Spain.
SEVILLA 0-1 REAL MADRID
Within days of a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Real Madrid visited one of the toughest La Liga venues in Seville, the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Los Blancos hadn’t won on the Andalusian side’s home patch for four season and everything pointed to another loss.
However, Karim Benzema’s header from a Dani Carvajal cross was the difference as Zidane’s side picked up all three points. The match showed that the roster was ambitious and hadn’t lost its cutting edge despite not having won in three of its last four matches. Atletico Madrid and Barcelona both ended up picking just one point at the stadium in their respective fixtures.