Real Madrid captured its 35th league title on Saturday after cruising to a 4-0 victory vs. Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu. Joyous scenes followed the victory with a trophy lift and a funny, but a little nervy moment for viewers with the manager. Watch as the Real Madrid players throw Carlo Ancelotti in the air after the game.
Real Madrid Players Throw Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti's players show him love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hWsyvi1Hnj
Ancelotti isn’t a spring chicken, and I couldn’t help but pray his players didn’t drop him. Thankfully Real Madrid players were just as good with their hands as they have been with their feet all season.
Ancelotti deserves the recognitio. He made history as the first manager to win a league title in all of Europe’s big five leagues. One year ago, he was managing a doomed Everton side. Now he has arguably the greatest managerial resume in history.
LaLigaCarlo Ancelotti becomes the first manager in history to win all 5 major European leagues pic.twitter.com/1fl6oNqiwK
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 30, 2022
Carlo Ancelotti has won it all as a club managerDo you want to see him coach the Italian National Team next? pic.twitter.com/btSquE5O8f
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 30, 2022
The season isn’t smooth roads from here on out. Ancelotti and his side still have a Champions League title in their sights and will host Manchester City on Wednesday. If Ancelotti leads Los Blancos to a European title it will be his fourth Champions League title as a manager.
Ancelotti did an incredible job in the 2021-22 season to lead Real Madrid to LaLiga glory. He got the absolute best out of 36-year-old Luka Modric and 34-year-old Karim Benzema. The two timeless stars worked brilliantly under Ancelotti and Benzema found the net yet again on Saturday.
Karim Benzema hits his 42nd goal of the season as Real Madrid wrap up the LaLiga title in style pic.twitter.com/p9LDndM8AQ
Benzema leads the league with 26 LaLiga goals.
Real Madrid has all the reason to celebrate.
Real Madrid lift their record-breaking 35th LaLiga title pic.twitter.com/pNgR9GAkFi
Nacho bullfighting during the celebrations pic.twitter.com/PKLLKUrOD4
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) April 30, 2022
If you’re curious, Gareth Bale wasn’t in the squad for Saturday’s game with an apparent back discomfort. He wasn’t spotted during any of the celebrations so perhaps he was celebrating remotely… from a golf course most likely.