Luis Suarez’s sixth hat rick of the season at Granada handed Catalonia club, FC Barcelona, their 24th La Liga title and their 6th in eight years.
The hat trick took Luis Suarez’s goal tally for the year to 59. Suarez’s hat trick made him the first player in seven years other than Ronaldo and Messi to win the Pichichi award for top scorer with 40 goals and more.
Barcelona slumped to three consecutive defeats for the first time in 13 years last month to throw away an 11-point lead at the top. But they bounced back scoring 24 times in the last five games to win the tightly contested title.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid beat Deportivo 2-0 with Ronaldo moving past the 50-goal mark for the sixth consecutive year to finish second behind Barcelona.
Speaking on the victory, team captain, Andres Iniesta, who alongside Messi has won eight La Liga titles said:
“We’ve worked really hard for this all year, we suffered right at the end, but it tastes of victory, it tastes of glory. This league is the ultimate gauge of consistency, it’s the one we really want to win every year. We try to win every competition, but this is the big one.”
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his team after they retained the Primera Liga title.
“We played very well over the full season, we were on top of the table for many weeks and the most consistent team wins the title,” Enrique told a news conference follow yesterday’s win on the final weekend of the season.
“I am very happy for all Barca fans, for our families and the club. People suffer a lot in some moments, and now we want to win another trophy next season.”
“I will remember the good moments, and the people who supported us in delicate moments, which the fans did. The supporters stayed with us, despite many things going on all around us. So I would tell all Barca fans to go out and enjoy this title.”
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Commenting on their failure to reach the Champions League final amidst high expectations, he said:
“We set out at the start of the season to win all trophies, as nobody had ever done. Sometimes people think not winning one is a disaster. But we know how difficult it is to win trophies.
“We will celebrate this, we enjoy our team, and the style in which they play. In history just two teams have previously won consecutive doubles. We always give ourselves high objectives –and we will keep doing that.”
Despite losing out on another season of treble, Luis Enrique’s team can still win a double when they meet Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey final next week in Madrid.