Barcelona claimed the league title with three games to go thanks to their 4-2 win in La Coruna: Leo Messi scored a hat-trick to seal the win, including two goals in the 82nd and 88th minute when Deportivo had been threatening to pull off a fight back. We know how complicated it is to win the league, which is why we have to cherish this and celebrate it as we should with all our fans.
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Now on 32 league goals for the campaign, Messi has become the first player to score 30+ goals in seven different La Liga campaigns, starting with his 2009/10 tally of 34.
"Barcelona have completed a great season and won two titles".
Messi also celebrated the win, saying: "I'm very happy, we feel so much joy after winning this league".
The players of the Catalan club passed the Central streets of the city on open-top bus and showed the fans the championship trophy of La Liga.
Ousmane Dembele finally joined for 110 million euros ($133 million) but was unfit and got injured in just the fourth game of the season, while Coutinho didn't arrive until January and was unable to play in the Champions League, and January saw Javier Mascherano leave to play in China. Obviously Barca miss his creativity, but they look like a more cohesive unit now under Valverde. "We went through hard times but we overcame it all without losing any matches and that's incredible".
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Going unbeaten will be one hell of an achievement but it's certainly not going to be easy with the latest El Clasico on the horizon.
Andres Iniesta, who last week announced he won't return for a 17th season with the club, started from the bench but entered the match close to the end to applause from most of the crowd at Riazor Stadium.
"I am eternally grateful for all the messages received from the heart".
"These are indescribable emotions".
"They are really indescribable sensations on a personal level and as an athlete", he added.
"I have been fortunate to experience unique situations".
"I'm a Madridista, but I'm also a UEFA ambassador, fair play is important, the guard of honour is a attractive gesture", he said.