On a hostile night at the home of Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid ran out 3-0 winners to clinch their first La Liga title since 2008. It was the 32nd time Real have ruled in Spain and the 7th league win for Jose Mourinho.The Portugese managerclaimed that this title was the hardest won of his illustrious career.
Wild celebrations ensued across Spain as the Madrid fans were overjoyed at seeing the title wrested back from the grasp of fierce rivals Barcelona. Real achieved this stunning feat scoring a record number of league goals and they are still on course for a record number of points. If they win their next two games they will finish the season with 100 points. The current record is 99, held by Guardiola’s Barcelona team of two years ago.
Speculation on the departure of Mourinho in the summer has all but stopped. Indeed, Mourinho met with Real Madrid executive Jose Angel Sanchez yesterday to start making plans for next season. The club were dissapointed to go out of the Champion’s league at the semi-final stage and will want to win the cup next year along with retaining the title against a Barcelona side dseperate to win it back.