Barcelona beats Espanyol to win 27th Spanish league title

Barca moved to 85 points from 34 matches and extended its lead to an unassailable 14 points over second-placed Real Madrid

By Reuters

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Barcelona players celebrate after winning their 27th Spanish league championship. — AFP
Barcelona players celebrate after winning their 27th Spanish league championship. — AFP

Published: Mon 15 May 2023, 1:23 AM

Barcelona claimed its 27th La Liga title on Sunday after two first-half goals from Robert Lewandowski spurred them to a 4-2 thrashing of city rivals Espanyol.

Barca moved to 85 points from 34 matches and extended its lead to an unassailable 14 points over second-placed Real Madrid.


Barca was the superior side against lowly Espanyol who is second from bottom and fighting to avoid relegation and opened the scoring early with a close-range strike by Lewandowski.

Alejandro Balde, who put it on a plate for Lewandowski's opener, scored Barca's second with a tap-in from a Pedri cross in the 20th minute.


Lewandowski extended Barca's lead five minutes before the break with another close-range finish from a Raphinha cross.

Defender Jules Kounde headed in Barca's fourth in the 53rd minute, before Javi Puado and Joselu scored consolation goals for Espanyol.


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