Athletic: Iraizoz; Ekiza, San José
(Iraola 46'), Javi Martínez, Aurtenetxe; De Marcos, Iñigo
Pérez, Susaeta; Ibai Gómez, Llorente, Toquero. 4-3-3.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Xabi Alonso, Khedira; Callejón (Marcelo 87'), Özil (Granero 79'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuaín (Benzema 76'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 16. Higuaín. Picked up Özil pass and turned past defender to fire in long shot.
0-2. 20. Özil. Connected with Ronaldo cross and steered angled shot past Iraizoz.
0-3. 50. Ronaldo. Ran in to out-leap defence and head Özil corner wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Javi Martínez 11', 72', Sergio Ramos 12', Coentrao 35', San José 37', Toquero 45', Arbeloa 64', Xabi Alonso 68', Özil 78', Iñigo Pérez 85' / red cards: Javi Martínez 72'.
Real Madrid are the new league champions after they beat Athletic Bilbao 0-3 on Wednesday night! Barcelona had prolonged the wait after they won their game earlier in the evening, but with only ten minutes gone Mourinho's side were awarded a penalty after Javi Martínez blocked a Ramos header with his upraised arms. And although Iraizoz deflected Cristiano Ronaldo's tame spot kick over the bar, Higuaín opened the scoring a few minutes later after picking up a pass from Özil and turning his marker before firing a long shot past the keeper. Athletic felt themselves hard done by when referee José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes turned down a penalty appeal when the ball hit Khedira's outstretched arm, and soon afterwards Özil got on the end of Ronaldo's cross to make it two. Later in the first half Casillas had to be at his best to fist out an Ibai Gómez free kick, San José's follow up shot taking a deflection off Higuaín on to the crossbar, and Özil fired a shot against the bar at the other end in reply. Ronaldo's frustrations were eased when he headed Madrid's third from Özil's corner five minutes after the restart, although Iraizoz was to deny him again near the end, and with Messi scoring a hat-trick he is now two behind his rival for the top goalscorers prize. Casillas was called upon again to tip an effort from De Marcos on to the bar once again, but any hopes that Bielsa's side had of a comeback ended when Javi Martínez was shown a rigorous second yellow card with twenty minutes to go. Athletic's remote hope of a Champions League spot has now gone, and they will be concentrating now on their two cup finals. Tonight was Madrid's night though, and after three years of finishing second, the celebrations will go on longer than ever.