Barcelona retained the Spanish La Liga title on the final day of the 2009/10 season with a 4-0 win over Valladolid at Camp Nou on Sunday, finishing ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid.
REUTERS - What had promised to be a nerve-wracking finish to the La Liga season for Barcelona ended up being a stroll in the park as they reclaimed the title with a 4-0 victory at home to Real Valladolid on Sunday.
The trophy was Barca's to lose as they started the day with a one point lead over Real Madrid and the head-to-head advantage in their favour, but they held their nerve in front of a packed an expectant Nou Camp.
Pedro forced Valladolid's Luis Prieto into scoring an own goal after 27 minutes and soon after he doubled the lead from a Lionel Messi pass.
Argentine World Player of the Year Messi wrapped up the victory with a double in the second half, taking his tally for the season to 34.
Barca finished the season with a Spanish league record of 99 points, three ahead of Real Madrid who were held to a 1-1 draw at Malaga, Rafael can der Vaart equalising for the visitors in the second half.
Date created : 2010-05-16