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Another title for Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid wrap up La Liga success

of Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti became the first manager to win the championship in each of Europe’s five major leagues as his side won a record 35th La Liga title.

Rodrygo (two), Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema all scored in an under-strength side – missing Gareth Bale who was out for the celebrations with a back spasm – picked up a 4-0 win over Espanyol.

Ancelotti had rested Benzema, Toni Kroos and Vinicius Junior with a Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Manchester City – in which they trail 4-3 – coming on Wednesday, but that had little effect on the result.

The other Spanish team in the last four of the first European competition Villarrealwho need to overturn a 2-0 deficit at home to Liverpool in the second leg, suffered a 2-1 defeat at Alaves.

An own goal from Mario Hermoso and a penalty from Inaki Williams saw Athletic Bilbao beat Atletico Madrid, who squandered the chance to move into second place.

The two Bundesliga greats, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, both slipped to defeats on the same day.

Champions Bayern lost 3-1 in mid-table Mainz, for whom Jonathan Burkardt and Moussa Niakhate scored before Robert Lewandowski netted one with his 34th league goal of the season.

The ninth-placed side were not to be denied, however, and Leandro Barreiro restored their two-goal cushion.

Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick for Dortmund but the second team squandered a 3-2 lead against Bochum with nine minutes to go after Jurgen Locadia and Milos Pantovic from the penalty spot struck late to win 4-3.

In Serie A, third-placed Napoli closed the gap on leaders AC Milan to four points with a 6-1 demolition of Sassuolo, having taken a 4-0 lead inside 21 minutes.

Kalidou Koulibaly, Victor Osimhen, Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens (two) and Amir Rrahmani all scored before Maxime Lopez added consolation for the visitors in the 87th minute.

Another title for Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid wrap up La Liga success

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