Barcelona retain La Liga crown.
August 13, 2015
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Ballon D Or winner Messi, 22, wins his first Pichichi trophy for
the league s top-scorer while Barcelona s 99 points is the highest ever
in the Spanish league.
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Midfield playmaker Xavi was suspended for Barcelona on Sunday so
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure came in and Guardiola went with Bojan
Krkic, Pedro and Messi in attack.
“It is really nice to celebrate this title in front of our
It is a second league title in his two seasons at the helm for
coach Pep Guardiola who also won the Spanish and European Super Cups in
2010 along with a first ever Club World Cup.
Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Malaga as their 250-million euro spending
frenzy failed to bring a single title for the second successive season.
Four minutes later Messi released Pedro who slotted through the
goalkeeper s legs for his 12th goal of the season.
For Real their huge summer outlay on Galacticos has proved in vain
and the writing looks to be on the wall for coach Manuel Pellegrini with
Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho, who celebrated the Italian title on
Sunday, strongly linked with the job.
Barcelona knew one more win would see them crowned champions and
after a nervous start the Catalans coasted to victory with Lionel Messi
scoring a brace for his 33rd and 34th goals of a terrific season.
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However, Barca took the lead on 27 minutes when defender Luis
Prieto sliced Pedro Rodriguez s harmless cross into his own net.
MADRID: Barcelona made it four league titles in six seasons as they
retained the La Liga crown on the final day of the season with a 4-0 win
over Valladolid on Sunday to finish three points ahead of arch-rivals
“Real (Madrid) had a great season and made life tough for us
but we fought hard to win this title with a huge points tally,”
said captain Carles Puyol.
Barcelona had an early scare when Mateus Manucho forced a fine save
from Victor Valdes in the fourth minute and nerves were jangling at Camp
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