CHAMPIONS! Barcelona Win La Liga Title With Granada Win

CHAMPIONS! Barcelona Win La Liga Title With Granada Win

Barcelona claimed the 2015-16 Spanish La Liga title on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Granada on the back of a Luis Suarez hat-trick.


In the other key match of the afternoon,  Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 2-0.


Barcelona won the title just one point ahead of Real Madrid, while Suarez ended as top scorer with 40 goals to Ronaldo's 35.


The Catalan giants entered Week 38 leading second-place Real Madrid by one point and knowing that a win would secure a 24th La Liga crown and make it back-to-back championships and their sixth in eight seasons after wrestling the crown from Atletico Madrid last season.


Barcelona had a golden chance to take the lead in the seventh minute when Javier Mascherano's flicked header found Gerard Pique inside the box, but the Spaniard could not beat Granada stopper Andres Fernandez from close range.


Fernandez was again called into action in the 10th minute when Lionel Messi struck one from distance, but the goalkeeper was equal to the effort as the home side managed to keep out Enrique's side in the early exchanges.


Two minutes later, a beautiful Messi pass found Neymar inside the home side's box, but David Lomban was across to make a last-ditch challenge, before Pique headed the resulting corner straight into the arms of the busy Fernandez.


Granada had their moments in the opening 20 minutes, but neither Youssef El-Arabi nor Abdoulaye Doucoure could make use of space outside the Barcelona box and both struck efforts wide of the post.