Real Madrid thumped Deportivo La Coruna 0-2 at the Riazor Stadium on the final day of La Liga but narrowly missed out on Spanish glory as Barcelona made no mistakes against Granada, clinching their 24th La Liga title.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice early on in the game to give his side a comfortable lead. Even though the scoreline said otherwise, the game was never beyond Deportivo’s reach, with the hosts looking lively from the very first minute.
Madrid sat second in the table, just a point adrift of their Catalan rivals. The silverware was virtually sealed for Barcelona, but a victorious Los Blancos could have caused a major upset if Barca had fell short of three points at Granada. On the other hand, Deportivo had nothing much to play for.
Here are five talking points from the game.
#1 Despite heroics, Ronaldo loses out on the Pichichi Award
Cristiano Ronaldo capped off yet another good season with a fantastic final day performance. The Portuguese found the back of the net twice, which helped his side win their 12th consecutive league game.
Ronaldo took his tally to 35 league goals for the season, just behind Barcelona’s number 9 Luis Suarez who bettered the Portugal skipper with 40 strikes of his own.
Ronaldo was brought off right after the break for James Rodriguez. The prolific forward has played an influential role in Los Blancos’ journey to the Champions League final and there is no doubt that the Portuguese will be indispensable for the La Liga runner-ups in the Champions League final.