Barcelona win La Liga title for first time since 2019

Barcelona’s impressive 4-2 away win against Espanyol helped them secure the La Liga title with four rounds remaining.

Barcelona win La Liga title for first time since 2019

With defending champions Real Madrid winning easily against Getafe in an early game, and Atletico unexpectedly losing to Elche, Barcelona only needed to beat Espanyol to clinch the championship.

Under coach Xavi, the team started the match with determination, fielding key players such as Busquets, De Jong, Lewandowski, and Raphinha.

Facing a struggling Espanyol side, Barcelona took just 11 minutes to score the opening goal. Alejandro Balde provided the assist for Lewandowski to tap in the ball and open the scoring.

Ten minutes later, two young stars Pedri and Alejandro Balde combined to set up the 19-year-old defender for the second goal of the game.

Barcelona continued to dominate and in the 40th minute, Lewandowski scored his second goal to complete a brace and make it 3-0. The Polish striker is currently leading the top scorer chart with 21 goals, four more than Benzema.

At the beginning of the second half, Barcelona easily extended their lead to 4-0. Frenkie de Jong delivered a dangerous cross, which was headed in by defender Jules Kounde like a skilled striker.

Leading 4-0, Barcelona became complacent and allowed Espanyol to score two late goals. In the 73rd minute, Javi Puado successfully beat the offside trap and then chipped the ball over Ter Stegen’s head. He scored again in the 90+2 minute, tapping in a close-range shot.

With the 4-2 win, Barcelona officially became the champions of La Liga 2022/23, with a 13-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid, with four rounds remaining. This is the 27th league title in Barcelona’s history.

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