Barcelona women rout Madrid for 3rd straight league title

March 13, 2022 GMT
Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the championship title before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the championship title before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the championship title before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
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Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the championship title before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
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Barcelona players celebrate at the end of the Women's Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Barcelona won 5-0 to clinch the championship title before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Alexia Putellas scored two goals and set up another to help Barcelona win its third consecutive women’s Spanish league title with a 5-0 rout of Real Madrid on Sunday.

The Ballon d’Or winner scored twice before halftime to help lead the Catalan club to its seventh league title. The win gave Barcelona a 22-point lead over second-place Real Sociedad with six rounds to go.

About 5,000 fans were there for the match at the Johan Cruyff stadium in Barcelona.

Atlético Madrid won two consecutive titles before Barcelona’s treble. Athletic Bilbao trails Barcelona with five women’s league titles in Spain.

Real Madrid only recently began participating in the women’s league.

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