The latest La Liga title secured by Real Madrid on Saturday has seen a pair of Blancos etch their respective names into the history books of European football.
First up comes full-back Marcelo.
On the back of the full-time whistle bringing proceedings to a close at the Bernabeu a short time ago, capping off another comfortable three points for Real, Marcelo officially became the most decorated player in the storied history of the club.
This comes with the Brazilian, remarkably, having now racked up a whopping 24 trophies whilst on the books of the capital giants, more than any other player:
Marcelo becomes Real Madrid’s most decorated player ever after winning his 24th trophy with the club 🤍 pic.twitter.com/GkHHmKlfAK
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 30, 2022
And the historic achievements have not ended there…
In addition to Marcelo, boss Carlo Ancelotti has too set a new benchmark, in becoming the first manager in history to secure the league title in all five of European football’s major divisions:
🏆 Serie A
🏆 Premier League
🏆 Ligue 1
Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first manager in history to win all 5 major European leagues 👏 pic.twitter.com/1fl6oNqiwK
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 30, 2022
Rodrygo at the double
Turning attentions back towards the action itself on Saturday, Real welcomed Espanyol to the Bernabeu in the knowledge that just a solitary point was needed to wrap up a 35th La Liga crown.
This did not stop Ancelotti’s troops from putting on a show in front of the expectant home crowd, though, en route to a four-goal haul without reply.
Rodrygo set Los Merengues on their way, bagging a classy brace inside the opening 45 minutes, before further strikes on the part of Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema capped off a memorable day’s work for all associated with Real Madrid:
Karim Benzema couldn’t resist getting involved on Real’s title party 🥳 pic.twitter.com/UaiIOsyHbT
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) April 30, 2022
This article was edited by Ben Browning.