How Zidane’s Real Madrid became champions of Spain, as Messi lashes inept Barça

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Real Madrid players throw coach Zinedine Zidane up in the air after winning the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal. Picture: Baldesca/DeFodi Images via Getty Images
Real Madrid players throw coach Zinedine Zidane up in the air after winning the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal. Picture: Baldesca/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

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It has been an impressive turnaround for Zinedine Zidane’s team, who finished 19 points behind Barcelona last season with virtually the same squad.

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