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Madrid crowned champions at San Mamés

Published: Wednesday 2 May 2012, 23.56CET
Real Madrid CF put the seal on the club's 32nd Liga title with a 3-0 win against UEFA Europa League finalists Athletic Club, after Lionel Messi had scored another hat-trick for FC Barcelona.

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Published: Wednesday 2 May 2012, 23.56CET

Madrid crowned champions at San Mamés

Real Madrid CF put the seal on the club's 32nd Liga title with a 3-0 win against UEFA Europa League finalists Athletic Club, after Lionel Messi had scored another hat-trick for FC Barcelona.

Real Madrid CF are celebrating winning their first Liga title in four years after a 3-0 victory at UEFA Europa League finalists Athletic Club.

The Merengues kicked off at San Mamés knowing they only had to match FC Barcelona's result, a 4-1 defeat of Málaga CF, earlier in the evening to end their rivals' recent domestic dominance and put the seal on the club's 32nd championship success.

Though Cristiano Ronaldo had an early penalty saved by Gorka Iraizoz – ending his run of 25 successive spot kicks, excluding those in shoot-outs, dating back to December 2009 – Madrid were in front when Gonzalo Higuaín (16) curled in a shot from the edge of the area.

Mesut Özil (20) swiftly doubled the advantage, turning in Ronaldo's low ball to the far post, while the Portugal striker completed the scoring five minutes into the second half with his 44th league goal of the campaign, two fewer than Lionel Messi.

The Argentinian international registered his ninth hat-trick of the season, and second against Málaga, in all competitions for Barcelona after Carles Puyol had given the Blaugrana the lead.

Elsewhere, Club Atlético de Madrid, Athletic's opponents in the UEFA Europa League final, drew 1-1 with Real Sociedad de Fútbol and Valencia CF strengthened their grip on third place following a 4-0 home win against CA Osasuna.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 03/05/2012 20:23 CET

02/05/2012

ValenciaValencia4-0OsasunaOsasuna

Aduriz 77, 87, Jonas 83, 88

Venue: Valencia

02/05/2012

AthleticAthletic0-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Higuaín 16, Özil 20, Cristiano Ronaldo 50

Venue: Bilbao

02/05/2012

MallorcaMallorca1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Gonzalo Castro 62

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

02/05/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona4-1MálagaMálaga

Puyol 13, Messi 35 (P), 59 (P), 64

Rondón 26

Venue: Barcelona

02/05/2012

SevillaSevilla1-2BetisBetis

Negredo 5

Beñat 43, 90+3

Venue: Sevilla

02/05/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza1-0LevanteLevante

Oriol 11

Venue: Zaragoza

02/05/2012

AtléticoAtlético1-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Gabi 54

Vela 90+1

Venue: Madrid

01/05/2012

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2-3VillarrealVillarreal

Lora 39, Gálvez 85

Mario Gaspar 19, Senna 43 (P), Peréz 56

Venue: Gijon

01/05/2012

GranadaGranada2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Ighalo 29, 35

Dídac Vilà 54

Venue: Granada

01/05/2012

GetafeGetafe1-1RacingRacing

Miku 59 (P)

Diop 64

Venue: Madrid

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