LALIGA EA SPORTS has a new champion: Real Madrid. Los Blancos secured the 36th league title in club history – more than any other club in LALIGA history, ahead of arch-rivals FC Barcelona (27) – thanks to a 3-0 win over Cádiz CF at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon, coupled with FC Barcelona’s 4-2 loss at Girona FC, a result which also happened to secure a Champions League spot next season for Michel’s side.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have lost just once in LALIGA EA SPORTS all season – a 3-1 Madrid Derby loss to Atlético de Madrid way back in September – and are unbeaten all season at their home Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Today it never looked as though that streak was in doubt, as goals from Brahim Diaz, Jude Bellingham and Joselu saw them ease to a win over relegation-threatened Cádiz CF, and move 13 points clear of Girona FC and 14 clear of FC Barcelona with just 12 left to play for.

“LALIGA has been spectacular this season and we have hardly slipped up,” said coach Ancelotti after the match, before his side were mathematically crowned champions. “The advantage we have is deserved… we deserve to win LALIGA.”

He was also mindful to urge caution and emphasise how focused his side is on Wednesday’s Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich: “We have to put our joy on ice because we have a very important game ahead of us in the season. We’re all focused on Wednesday’s game. The less regular players have given 100% as they did against Real Sociedad. We have to be patient and wait because Wednesday is very close. We have to recover, rest and play our best against Bayern.”

Nevertheless, a 36th LALIGA EA SPORTS title is another historic landmark in the history of the club. Buoyed by the stellar performances of the likes of Jude Bellingham, and Vini Jr and a packed midfield with the likes of Fede Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga, the side who have hardly put a foot wrong all season are deserving champions.