3 May 2012

Real Madrid confirmed La Liga champions

11:01 am on 3 May 2012

Real Madrid have finally taken the Spanish La Liga off Barcelona following a three-nil victory at ten-man Athletic Bilbao.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo, meant Madrid maintained a seven point gap over their rivals with only two games remaining.

It is Real Madrid's thirty-second La Liga title and coach Jose Mourinho becomes the first manager to win league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.

Barcelona have won the last 3 Spanish titles.