Needing to higher metropolis rivals, Real Madrid’s end result, Atletico gained 2-1 away at Real Valladolid whereas Real gained 2-1 at residence to Europa League finalists Villarreal.
It wasn’t plain crusing for Diego Simeone’s aspect, conceding early to Valladolid. But virtually at the similar time, Real conceded a shock aim to Villarreal’s Yeremi Pino.
And in a dramatic second half, Angel Correa drew Atletico degree whereas Real thought it had additionally drawn degree by way of Karim Benzema’s header — the aim was ultimately dominated out by way of the video assistant referee for offside.
Luis Suarez capitalized on some sloppy construct as much as seal the win for Atletico, and guarantee the La Liga title was heading to the pink and white aspect of the Spanish capital.
“Thirty-two gamers I feel have been concerned, each one as essential as the different. I’m extraordinarily grateful.”
To and fro
Beginning two days head of metropolis rival Real, Atletico knew if it gained, it was title winners for the first time in seven years.
And heading to Real Valladolid, a website who was in its personal relegation battle, it could’ve been quietly assured.
However, after 18 minutes, it was pinned again by a fast counterattack which was capped off with Óscar Plano working from midway line to slip previous Jan Oblak in aim.
Almost concurrently, Real was additionally falling behind after some sloppy defending let in Pino to stab residence.
Early into the second half, Real thought it had moved into pole place after talisman striker Benzema headed it degree with Villarreal.
However, the France worldwide was adjudged to have leaned offside from the deep cross, leaving Real nonetheless behind.
Meanwhile, Atletico itself did truly draw degree, Correa’s stabbed effort sparking jubilant celebrations with gamers and coaches.
And figuring out that two Real targets would swing the title in its favor, the nerves have been excessive with Atletico.
But these have been put to ease after the skilled Suarez, who moved from Barcelona in the summer time, ran by way of to place Atletico forward.
After enjoying out the final 20 minutes — in which Benzema did truly draw Real degree earlier than Luka Modric claimed a late winner — the Atletico gamers might lastly have a good time the momentous title victory, its first since 2014.
It’s the membership’s eleventh title victory in its historical past.