Barca Hold Nerve to Retain La Liga Crown

Barcelona players celebrate a Luis Suarez goal against Granada

Barcelona pipped bitter rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga title thanks to a Luis Suarez hat-trick at Granada.

Barca’s fifth victory in a row ensured they won the league by one point from Real, who beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring both goals in the first half.

Suarez tapped in, powered home a header and slotted Neymar’s pass to give him La Liga’s golden boot with 40 goals.

He has become the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Pichichi, since 2009.

He is also the first player to ever score 40 goals in a La Liga season… bar the two lads.

His 14 goals in the final five games as Barcelona recovered to win La Liga will go down in history.

Barca, nine points clear on April 1, will seal a second straight league and cup double if they beat Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, 22 May.

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