Suarez helps Barcelona win 24th La Liga title


Luis Suarez

Luis-SuarezLuis Suarez’s hat-trick helped Barcelona claim their 24th La Liga title with a 3-0 win over Granada on Saturday, finishing just a point ahead of rivals Real Madrid.

The Uruguayan finished from close range on 22 minutes before converting a header from Dani Alves’ fine cross before the break, and then easily rounded off the win late on from Neymar’s unselfish play.

The hat-trick took Suarez’s final goal tally to 40 in La Liga to claim the ‘Pichichi’ top scorer crown ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Real Madrid needed to win at Deportivo and hope Barcelona stumbled, and Zinedine Zidane’s side did their bit with a 2-0 victory thanks to a double from Ronaldo.

The result hands Barcelona their second successive title, and they can claim a domestic double when they face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, May 22.