Real Madrid became the silver medalist of the Spanish La Liga for the 2022/23 season. In the final, 38th round, the "cream" at their stadium painted a draw with "Athletic" – 1:1.
The club from Bilbao could have taken the lead already in the tenth minute of the meeting, but Mikel Vesga did not convert a penalty. The first half ended without goals, and at the beginning of the second half of the game, the guests took the lead through the efforts of Oyan Sunset.
The Blancos managed to recoup in the 72nd minute – Karim Benzema scored with an accurate strike from the 11-meter mark.
It is worth noting that for the 35-year-old French forward, it was the last match in a Madrid club shirt. Today, Real Madrid officially announced the departure of the current Ballon d'Or winner and five-time Champions League winner at the end of the current season.
The draw allowed the wards of Carlo Ancelotti (78 points) to win silver medals of the Primera División, because in the parallel match, Atletico Madrid (77 points) could not beat Villarreal (2:2) on the road. Moreover, the "mattresses" lost the victory, and with it the second position in the championship in the 90+2nd minute.
Athletic Bilbao (51 points) finished in eighth place and did not qualify for European competitions for the following season. Villarreal (64 points) finished fifth and will play in the group round of the Europa League.
Recall that Barcelona became the champion of Spain ahead of schedule for the 2022/23 season four rounds before the finish. For the Blaugranas, this is the 27th championship in history, as well as the first under Xavi.
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