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La Liga: Atlético Madrid crowned Spanish champions

La Liga: Atlético Madrid crowned Spanish champions

Atletico Madrid won the 2020-2021 Spanish league title in a dramatic final round of matches on Saturday 22 May.

It's official. Atletico Madrid are the Spanish La Liga champions after the 38th and final round. After more than two months of uncertainty and suspense, the final verdict fell on Saturday 22 May. The Colchoneros beat Valladolid (2-1) on their home ground to secure first place. Angel Correa's 57th-minute goal and Luis Suarez's 67th-minute strike helped Diego Simeone's side turn the tie around after going behind in the 18th minute to an Oscar Plano goal.

Atletico are now two points ahead of runners-up Real Madrid on 86 points. It is the 11th title for the Colchoneros. Madrid beat Villareal (2-1), but it was not enough. Atletico had to lose or draw for Real to become champions.

Barcelona finished in third place with 79 points despite their 0-1 win over Eibar.

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