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´We´re living in the Real Madrid era´, says Karanka

3 May 2012 10:57

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka believes his side winning the La Liga title is the start of an era for the Santiago Bernabeu side.

Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 on Wednesday to secure the league title with two games to go, and Karanka believes they thoroughly deserve their success after overcoming Barcelona in a drawn out battle.

"The end of an era for Barcelona? I am only thinking about Madrid. We're living in the Real Madrid era now," Karanka said.

"It hasn't been at all easy. We worked very hard in preseason and made great efforts throughout the year. This is a spectacular group of players and I believe they deserve the title.

"We've taken another step forward this year with this success. The league champion is the winner for the entire year. We have to keep up the good work.

"It feels great to win after the work we've done this year. This team has character and this group of players is very strong. They've taken us where we are now."

The win is Madrid's first La Liga title since 2007-08.

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +22 22
2 8 +7 19
3 8 +21 18
4 8 +10 17
5 8 +7 17
6 8 +5 14
7 8 +2 13
8 8 -1 12
9 8 -1 11
10 8 -6 10
11 8 -1 9
12 8 -2 9
13 8 -2 9
14 8 -7 8
15 8 -8 7
16 8 -4 5
17 8 -7 5
18 8 -11 5
19 8 -16 5
20 8 -8 4

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