It’s been a hard season in La Liga, and both Real Madrid and local rival Atletico Madrid have given it their all to win the title. However, as all of the matches drew to a close on the last day of the season, Diego Simeone’s team was crowned Spanish champions.
On Saturday, both clubs triumphed 2-1, with Real Madrid defeating Villarreal and Atletico Madrid defeating Real Valladolid, but only one of them could win La Liga.
Despite the fact that Los Blancos were unable to retain their title from the previous season, there are many positives to be gained from their performance.
Real Madrid spirited Performance Not Enough
Real Madrid is undeniably older and in desperate need of a makeover. The players, on the other hand, fought to the last end for the badge.
At the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Saturday. Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Casemiro spurred their colleagues to a spirited effort.
And, while Atletico Madrid won La Liga in the end, it cannot be argued that Real Madrid did not give it their all. Los Blancos, on the other hand, fought valiantly all the way to the end.
Even after falling behind 1-0 to Villarreal early in the game, Zinedine Zidane’s side continued to press and probe until they broke through, finally winning 2-1.
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Trophyless for the first time in a decade
With Atletico Madrid’s La Liga victory, Real Madrid will finish the season without a trophy for the first time in a decade. On the plus side, it acts as a tough reality check for the club’s management, who haven’t put much effort into player recruitment since winning the Champions League three times in a row.
Real Madrid have failed to win a single trophy in a season for the first time since 2009-10.
A miserable season for Zinedine Zidane & co. pic.twitter.com/f6U5lO1f50
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“We have to congratulate Atletico, who deserves [to be champions], because whoever is at the top deserves it,” Zidane said after the win over Villarreal.”
“But the most important thing is what the [Real Madrid] players have done… I think everyone can be proud of the players, because they have given everything.
“It wasn’t easy but in the end, we won [against Villarreal]. It is a day to congratulate the whole squad. And that’s it.”
The Frenchman may still resign from his job, although he did his best given his squad’s limitations and the team’s high injury rate this season.