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Barcelona win La Liga with victory at Granada, Real Madrid Finish Second [March Report]

Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the 24th time after a Luis Suarez hat trick saw them to a 3-0 win at Granada on Saturday.

Barca had gone into their final game of the season with a one-point advantage over second-place Real Madrid and made no mistake at Los Carmenes, claiming victory for a fifth successive game to end the La Liga season.

Barca were not made to pay for their mini-slump in April — which brought three Primera Division defeats in a row — as they secured a second straight title and a sixth in eight years.

Suarez scored his first goal on 22 minutes with a tap-in from close range from Jordi Alba’s cross, and headed in a second before the break from Dani Alves’ cross.
The Uruguay star wrapped up a successful afternoon with his 40th La Liga goal of the season after good work from Neymar.

The hat trick allowed Suarez to win his personal battle with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the race to clinch the Pichichi as the league’s top scorer.

Speaking after the full-time whistle, Barcelona midfielder  Andres Iniesta said: “We have suffered until the end, but it is glorious, to win six league titles in eight years with the same style.”