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Real Madrid take the LaLiga title while Carlo Ancelotti completes the ‘Grand Slam’ of Europe’s top five leagues

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real Madrid sealed the domestic title after a 4-0 home win against Espanyol that secured them first place league.

Last season, the league was won by their local rivals Atletico Madrid but Los Blancos recovered relatively comfortably after the appointment of this season and secured title number 35 Carlo Ancelotti as head coach.

In fact, their success means the Italian coach is the first and only manager to have won both La Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga – the top five leagues in European football.

He was in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu from 2013 to 2015, failing to win the title on that occasion but did it this time after returning after a stint at Everton.

A brace from Rodrygo and goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema gave Real the points on Sunday, putting them 17 points ahead of Sevilla with four games to go. Barcelona remain third, another point behind Sevilla with an extra game in hand.

The weekend’s celebrations will have to remain a bit more subdued, however, as Real face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday night.

City led 3-2 after a wild first leg in Manchester, with Ancelotti initially benching the likes of Toni Kroos, Vinicius Jr, Ferland Mendy and Benzema to clinch the title.

Ancelotti’s other league titles across Europe have been won with Chelsea, AC Milan, PSG and Bayern Munich.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/real-madrid-la-liga-title-carlo-ancelotti-b2069119.html Real Madrid take the LaLiga title while Carlo Ancelotti completes the ‘Grand Slam’ of Europe’s top five leagues

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