Real Madrid seal Spanish title


Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Villarreal – Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain – July 16, 2020 Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema scores their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Sergio Perez

July 16, 2020

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid clinched a record-extending 34th La Liga title by beating Villarreal 2-1 at home on Thursday thanks to two goals from their leading scorer Karim Benzema.

Benzema fired through the legs of goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo to put Madrid in front after 29 minutes and then converted a penalty in the 77th before Villarreal’s Vicente Iborra pulled a goal back late on.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Ken Ferris)