Following a drama-filled day of the season, Atletico Madrid was finally crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2014.
Needing to exceed Real Madrid’s result, Atletico Madrid won 2-1 away against Real Valladolid while Real Madrid won 2-1 home against Europa League finalists Villarreal.
It wasn’t easy for Diego Simeone’s team, conceding early to Valladolid. But almost immediately, Real conceded a surprise goal to Villarreal’s Yeremi Pino.
And in an intense second half, Angel Correa scored a goal for Atletico levelling the score. While Real Madrid thought it had also drawn level through Karim Benzema’s header– the score was finally cancelled by the video assistant referee for offside.
Luis Suarez took advantage of some sloppy build-up to secure the win for the team and guarantee the Spanish League title was heading to Atletico.
“The world is going through a difficult time right now, so if we can give some delight to people, it means so much to us,” Diego Simeone, Atletico’s manager, said after the game.
“Thirty players, I believe, have been involved, everyone as significant as the other. I am very grateful.”