Real Madrid crowned champions of Spain and the party starts - in pictures

La Liga triumph completes remarkable grand slam for manager Carlo Ancelotti

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Real Madrid cruised to another La Liga title on Saturday after a comfortable 4-0 win against Espanyol.

It completed the final part of a remarkable achievement for Carlo Ancelotti, who has become the first manager to win the title in all of Europe's five major leagues - Ligue 1, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and La Liga.

Ancelotti won Serie A with AC Milan in 2004, the Premier League at Chelsea in 2010, managed Paris Saint Germain to Ligue 1 in 2013, and the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in 2017.

Real needed just a point to ensure that Barcelona could not catch them, but took no chances in a storming performance at the Santiago Bernabeu for their 35th league crown.

Rodrygo put Real ahead in the 33rd minute, shimmying away from two players before stroking the ball into the bottom corner.

The Brazilian doubled the lead just before half-time, when Sergi Gomez was robbed on the edge of his own area and Rodrygo fired low into the corner.

Marco Asensio strolled into the area before calmly finishing in the second half to add the third, and Karim Benzema, rested for the return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City in midweek, came off the bench to add the fourth.

Updated: May 01, 2022, 3:19 AM