Barca record 100-point tally, Jose booed off in Real farewell
Champions Barcelona matched La Liga’s record tally of 100 points for a campaign when they swept aside Malaga 4-1 at the Nou Camp in their final game on Saturday. In his first season since replacing Pep Guardiola, coach Tito Vilanova’s side equalled Real Madrid’s record-breaking points haul set under Jose Mourinho last season.
Barca scored three times in the opening 16 minutes through David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Martin Montoya as the hosts tore Malaga apart. Andres Iniesta curled in a fourth at the start of the second period before Pedro Morales volleyed a consolation goal for the visitors and their departing coach Manuel Pellegrini in the 56th minute.
Popular French defender Eric Abidal was given a rousing reception as he came on as a 75th-minute substitute to play his last minutes for Barca after the club said on Thursday they would not be renewing his contract. Barca top the standings with 100 points from 38 games, 15 ahead of second-placed Real.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was booed by the majority of a sparse home crowd as he ended his three-year spell in charge with a 4-2 win over Osasuna.
Mourinho’s name was met with a chorus of whistles when it was read out before the game, but he did receive support from a small group of the club’s ultra fanbase who chanted his name throughout the match. On the field it looked as he would be given a good send off as first-half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Michael Essien gave Madrid a comfortable 2-0 lead.
However, Osasuna struck back with two goals in 11 minutes just after the restart through Roberto Torres and Alvaro Cejudo to level matters. But Mourinho was able to sign off with a win as further goals from Karim Benzema and Jose Maria Callejon ensured Real ended the season unbeaten at home in the league.