What. A. Season!
Real Madrid clinch the La Liga title with one game left in hand. After an apparent troubled start to the season they really brought it back.
Let’s cast our minds back to the ICC in 2019. Players were off form, Madrid were losing games making silly mistakes and Zidane’s managing was being criticized at every turn. It looked like the season might not be successful.
Then comes the Champions League, where Madrid always seem to do well. A 3-0 loss against PSG wasn’t a good start at all. When they next played Madrid was 2-0 up and lost that lead in the place of around 60 seconds ending the game in a 2-2 draw. They made it through the group stage but it didn’t instill confidence in the fans. The next stage was against Man City. A 2-1 loss made it look like Champions League hopes were gone.
Back in La Liga Madrid had only lost 3 games in this time also drawing 0-0 with Athletico Madrid and Barcelona before beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 and bitter title rivals Barcelona 2-0. Now the fans started to believe.
The usual stand out players Ramos, Verane, Casemiro and Benzema worked well with newcomers Vinicius Jr. , Rodrygo, and powerhouse Valverde. Zidane’s youth signings were proving their worth and making a difference in every game they played.
After a 2-1 loss over Real Betis the sporting world was put on hold. Not a great time to pause the league, or so people thought. Once sports were brought back Real Madrid went on an unbeaten run getting the 3 points they needed from every game. Barcelona were only 1 mistake behind. Every Madrid player was on form, Zidane’s plan had worked and yesterday Real Madrid lifted their 34th La Liga Trophy.
26 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses. Nothing less than dominant this year.