Atlético Madrid finally tasted La Liga glory again. Diego Simeone's boys had endured a wonderful campaign so far, and they wanted to finish it by claiming the long-awaited silverware. They were in a good spot, but Real Madrid were right behind them waiting for a miracle in the season finale. However, the Atleti made it, and clinched their 11th La Liga title.
The Colchoneros had held onto the first seed for a long time, but some unexpected upsets had given a dramatic final to the Spanish league's last weeks. With Barcelona no longer in contention, the league decider took part exclusively between the two big sides from the capital city.
In Matchday 38, Atletico came from behind to beat Real Valladolid 2-1 with goals scored by Ángel Correa and Luis Suárez to secure the title. The Merengues managed to beat Villarreal 2-1, but it was not enough to win the trophy.
2020/21 La Liga results after Matchday 38
Levante 2 Cadiz 2
Huesca 0 Valencia 0
Valladolid 1 Atletico Madrid 2
Real Madrid 2 Villarreal 1
Elche 2 Athletic Bilbao 0
Celta de Vigo 2 Betis 3
Osasuna 0 Real Sociedad 1
Eibar 0 Barcelona 1
Granada vs Getafe
Sevilla vs Alaves
2020/21 La Liga Top Scorers After Matchday 38
Even though the current season didn't go as planned for Barcelona, Lionel Messi has delivered another brilliant campaign full of outstanding performances and constant goalscoring. The Argentine claimed the golden boot once again as he was by far La Liga's leading goalscorer.
1. Lionel Messi - Barcelona (30)
2. Gerard Moreno - Villarreal (23)
3. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid (23)
2020/21 La Liga Table after Matchday 38
* Standings via laliga.com