Karim Benzema’s double fired Real Madrid to their 34th La Liga title in a tight 2-1 victory over Villarreal.
The Frenchman’s powerful low strike in the 29th minute put the hosts in control and Benzema extended Real’s lead by firing in a retaken penalty in the 76th minute at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
The original spot-kick taken by Sergio Ramos was chalked off as he bizarrely attempted to pass it to Benzema, who ran into the box before referee Hernandez Hernandez blew his whistle.
Los Blancos tied up their first league title since 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal and are worthy winners despite claims of VAR assistance.
With their biggest rivals Barcelona losing with the same margin to Osasuna on Thursday night, the Madrid team won the third domestic title in a decade dominated by the Catalans.