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Celebration in Catalonia as Barcelona clinch 24th La Liga crown

As Barcelona clinch their 24th La Liga crown beating Granada, there was celebration in Catalonia.

La Liga champions Barcelona celebrated its 24th Spanish league title with a two-hour parade through city streets on Sunday. Thousands of fans on sidewalks and plazas in the Catalan capital cheered the players in their open-top bus which went on a route of about 3 kilometers (2 miles). Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique were among players to wave to supporters and jump up and down with coach Luis Enrique to celebrate the club's second straight title. (Source: AP)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

The Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada was the scene of FC Barcelona’s celebrations as a 3-0 win over Granada on Saturday put the club’s name on their 24th La Liga trophy. Barcelona finished top of the table on 91 points, one clear of second placed Real Madrid, regaining their composure by winning their final five games after a late slump in form allowed Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid back into the title race. Barcelona can clinch a consecutive double by beating Sevilla in next week’s Copa del Rey final in Madrid. (Source: Twitter)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

Despite crashing out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals, the Liga title is still a huge deal for Barcelona, and that was very evident from their euphoric celebrations on the pitch at full-time in Granada. (Source: Reuters)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

It was Luis Suarez that took the top honors, scoring a hat-trick against Granada to ease fears of an upset. His three goals took him to 40 goals for the season, which meant he beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to top scorer in La Liga. (Source: AP)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

It was a long and tough season which Luis Enrique’s side managed to overcome adversity to clinch first place, ending the campaign in superb fashion with five straight wins, 24 goals and none conceded. Barcelona under coach Luis Enrique clinched their 24th League title. (Source: Twitter)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

It’s another remarkable achievement by the Catalans, who have won the last two championships in Spain, which is bittersweet to retain your title after being the best team in the land again! Fans in Barcelona were delighted by their teams achievement.(Source: Twitter)
Barcelona had to win the league twice

Barcelona have deicded to postpone any celebration until after the Copa del Rey final. Then if they win that a parade of the double will be held, starting mid-afternoon. (Source: Twitter)
Barcelona had to win the league twice