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Real Madrid side that won La Liga in 2012: Where are they now?

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Real Madrid are on the brink of winning their first La Liga title since 2012.

Wednesday’s night 4-1 win at Celta Vigo has left Zinedine Zidane’s side needing just a point from their remaining fixture, away to Malaga on Sunday, to prevent Barcelona from making it a hat-trick of titles.

Zidane couldn’t have envisioned his career as Madrid’s manager would get off to such a good start. Winners of the Champions League last year, the Frenchman has the chance to achieve a domestic and European double in the coming weeks.

"The most difficult part is still to come even though we're getting closer (to the title) every day," Zidane told reporters after Wednesday’s victory, per the Daily Mail.

"We have one game left but today was very important. We know what we need to do, we need to prepare well and recover from today as we gave so much.

"I don't feel like we're the champions yet, we still need to pick up more points and keep on with what we're doing.”

For a club as wealthy as Los Blancos, to go four years without winning the Spanish title is highly questionable. Of course, the victories in the 2014 and 2016 Champions Leagues have ensured the trophies have kept coming in, but the title drought remains surprising.

Real's side from 2011-12 season

With inspiration from the Telegraph, GiveMeSport has a look at the Real Madrid side that won the title in 2011-12 - and where they are now.

GK | Iker Casillas | Porto

RB | Alvaro Arbeloa | West Ham United

CB | Sergio Ramos | Real Madrid

CB | Pepe | Real Madrid

LB | Marcelo | Real Madrid

CM | Sami Khedira | Juventus

CM | Xabi Alonso | Bayern Munich

CM | Mesut Ozil | Arsenal

RW | Angel di Maria | Paris Saint-Germain

ST | Karim Benzema | Real Madrid

LW | Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

Notable subs

Raphael Varane | Real Madrid

Ricardo Carvalho | Shanghai SIPG

Fabio Coentrao | Real Madrid

Kaka | Orlando City

Gonzalo Higuain | Juventus

Lassana Diarra | Free agent

Jose Callejon | Napoli

Manager | Jose Mourinho | Manchester United

Which Real Madrid team is better: 2011-12 or 2016-17? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Topics:
La Liga
Angel di Maria
Cristiano Ronaldo
Angel di Maria
Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho
Karim Benzema
Xabi Alonso
Zinedine Zidane
Iker Casillas
Kaka
Football
Mesut Özil
Gareth Bale

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