Real Madrid wins the league
It was all up to the last game. After Real Madrid´s win against both Sevilla and Celta Vigo Real had 90 points. Meanwhile Barcelona had three points less. Now, in La Liga the goal difference would not decide the winner, but the games within between the teams. It was a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou, and Barcelona grabbed a late win thanks to Lionel Messi´s 3-2 goal at stoppage time.
The final games were of course played at the same time. Real were up against Malaga and Barcelona played against Eibar. Real Madrid took an early lead through Cristiano Ronaldo. A quick play ended at the feet of Ronaldo who scored his 25th goal. At the same time Eibar took the lead at Camp Nou by Inui. A chock that struck at the Camp Nou. And the players were standing there with their mouth open not knowing what happened.
The results in both games stood through the entire first half. After halftime Real Madrid started strong again and in the 55th minute Karim Benzema increased the lead. And around the same time Eibar stunned Barcelona again. Inui added his second goal for the night and Barcelona were out of the title race. Barcelona did wake up and it was not that too late. The first goal was an own goal that poor Junca could not do anything. Barcelona were given a penalty kick after a bizarre dive from Jordi Alba, honestly I do not even know how the referee could blow the whistle for that. But fortunately Messi missed and there were no controversy. This was Messi´s first miss from the penalty spot this season.
Luis Suarez scored the equalizer three minutes later. And they were on their way back now. Neymar dribbled past some Eibar players and when he was through an Eibar player tried to bring him down and Neymar saw this as an opportunity and fell down easily. The player received his second yellow card and received the red card. Messi converted this penalty and now they were ahead. Then in the stoppage time Lionel Messi did what only he can do. He was simply walking on water while moving past the defenders and scoring the last goal of the evening.
Real Madrid held a clean sheet and won the league with 93 points, Barcelona stopped at 90 points. That means Real Madrid wins the league for the first time in eight years. One of their worst runs so far. Barcelona had their most successful league season in terms of goals. They scored 116 goal, surpassing their previous record in the season 2012-13, they scored 115 goals then.
Zidane won his first Spanish trophy as a manager for Real Madrid after just 18 months. The Frenchman have really put a great team together. And managed to keep everybody involved so no one felt they were left out of the team. Even the second goalkeeper Casilla had his chances at La Liga and Copa Del Rey. A great campaign by the former Real Madrid player who showed his previous Champions League trophy was not just luck, but pure mastermind.