(Photo : Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) BARCELONA, SPAIN – (L-R) Rafinha, Eric Garcia, Gavi, Sergi Roberto and Ferran Torres of FC Barcelona rejoice successful the LaLiga Santander Title after victory within the LaLiga Santander match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE Stadium on May 14, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.
FC Barcelona dominated native derby rivals RCD Espanyol, 4-2, to assert the 2022-23 La Liga trophy, their first league title since 2019.
FULL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FC BARCELONA, 2022-23 LA LIGA CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/Jho1kitzyd
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2023
A brace from Robert Lewandowski and objectives from defenders Alejandro Balde and Jules Kounde noticed Barca construct a four-goal lead within the second half.
Espanyol minimize the deficit via Javier Puado and Joselu, nevertheless it was an excessive amount of to beat for the bottom-dwellers, who’re at the moment nineteenth within the league and at risk of relegation.
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Barcelona Completes Bounce Back Year With First La Liga Title Since 2019
This 12 months’s La Liga title is Barcelona’s first since new supervisor Xavi Hernandez was appointed in November 2021.
XAVI BROUGHT LA LIGA BACK TO BARCELONA 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/fuJA9XU0xr
— GOAL (@objective) May 14, 2023
After years of battle, the Catalan workforce returned to the highest of Spanish soccer with assist from kids Pedri, Gavi, and Frenkie De Jong and the refined backline of Alejandro Balde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde.
It was additionally Barca’s first league title with out membership legend Lionel Messi since 1998/99, and its twenty seventh total.
A membership legend, Xavi steered his workforce to the title in his first full season as supervisor together with his defensive ways, setting the membership file for many clear sheets in a season with 25.
With 4 video games left to play, they nonetheless have an opportunity to set the Spanish file, which stands at 26.
Meanwhile, a serious disturbance occurred whereas Barcelona celebrated the title win in Espanyol’s RCDE Stadium. Espanyol followers rushed into the pitch and tried to assault the gamers and workers, prompting Barcelona gamers to run again into the tunnel. No one was damage within the commotion.
📽️| Espanyol followers chasing down the Barcelona gamers and workers, who have been celebrating the La Liga title. Shambolic behaviour.pic.twitter.com/cGIKD9hxb6
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) May 14, 2023
Barcelona continued their celebrations contained in the locker room.
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