Barcelona champions the Spanish League after defeating Espanyol by four

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Barcelona have won 27 out of 34 La Liga matches this season

Barcelona won the Spanish League title after defeating Espanyol by four goals to two, in the match that was held between them at the latter’s stadium on Sunday evening.

With this victory, Barcelona achieved its first title in the Spanish League since the 2018-2019 season, with four matches remaining in the season.

Barcelona led 3-0 by the end of the first half, as Robert Lewandowski scored his 20th goal in the league this season and the first goal of the match in the 11th minute, before Alejandro Balde, 19, doubled the lead with a second goal for the team in the 20th minute of the half. the first.

Lewandowski added his second goal and the third for his team in the 41st minute of the first half, before Jules Conde’s header made it 4-0 in the 53rd minute of the match.

However, the Espanyol team narrowed the deficit through Javier Boadu in the 77th minute of the match, and Joselo in the 92nd minute, to end with a score of 4-2, but he remained in trouble near the bottom of the table.

Thus, Barcelona’s score reaches 85 points, 14 points behind its closest rivals Real Madrid, with 12 points remaining on the field within the four remaining matches for the Catalan team.

This is Barcelona’s first La Liga title since the departure of club legend Lionel Messi in August 2021, and the first since Xavi Hernandez was appointed coach of the team in November of the same year.

Meanwhile, Espanyol faces the threat of relegation for the second time in four seasons from the Spanish League, after its ninth defeat in the league out of 11 matches he played.

The team stands four points away from the safety zone, with four games left for them.

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Barcelona players celebrate on the field after winning the La Liga title

The Barcelona players would have to wait for the trophy but celebrated after the final whistle, before hastily retiring to the dressing room after some Espanyol fans rushed onto the pitch.

Barcelona trailed Real Madrid by three points, after losing 3-1 away to Real Madrid on October 16, while disappointingly exiting the Champions League after losing three of the six group matches.

But Xavi, who won eight La Liga titles during a distinguished 17-year career with the Barcelona first team, achieved an achievement in his first full season with the team as a coach.

Tonight’s match was particularly poignant for the team’s captain, Sergio Busquets, who has confirmed he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 18 years at the club.

This is the ninth league title for the 34-year-old with Barcelona, ​​​​but the future looks promising for the team, as Baldi and Conde scored their first goals in the Spanish League in Barcelona’s colors.

It is noteworthy that Barcelona will move from its “Camp Nou” stadium next season, as the stadium will be redeveloped.

But fans will get the chance to celebrate the club’s first major title since the 2020-2021 season, during the last two home matches against Real Sociedad next Saturday, and against Mallorca on May 28th.