BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 21:35 GMT, Sunday, 4 May 2008 22:35 UK

Real Madrid retain La Liga title

Arjen Robben
Ex-Chelsea winger Robben has scored some crucial goals recently

Real Madrid retained the Spanish league title after a dramatic 2-1 win at Osasuna left them with an unassailable 10-point lead with three games to play.

With Villarreal beating Getafe 2-0 in an earlier match, Real had to win the game to clinch their 31st league title.

Fabio Cannavaro was sent off early in the second half and Patxi Punal scored a penalty with eight minutes left.

But Arjen Robben headed an equaliser before Gonzalo Higuain lashed a winner past Ricardo with a minute to go.

Madrid coach Bernd Schuster, who has been told he will keep his job despite being under pressure earlier in the season, said: "I'm not interested in personal stuff and what the title means to me.

606: DEBATE

"There are always difficult moments and more so at a club like this. From the start, I believed the team was capable of achieving what it has done."

He added: "Building a team can take up to four years because there are huge demands.

"The coach should be given the necessary time to win titles and keep working, forming and improving a team."




see also
Real Madrid 1-2 Roma (agg 2-4)
05 Mar 08 |  Europe
Real top Man Utd in rich league
14 Feb 08 |  Business


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.