Real Madrid sealed their 35th La Liga crown in style by beating Espanyol 4-0 at the Bernabeu.
Rodrygo scored twice for Real with Marco Asensio and Benzema on target as well for a comfortable win where a draw would have been enough.
With an all-important home game against Manchester City in the Champions League on the horizon, manager Carlo Ancelotti made eight changes to the team
Thibaut Courtois, Luka Modric, and Rodrygo were the only ones who managed to keep their places.
An evenly-matched start saw forward Mariano Diaz have a shot blocked and Espanyol’s Tonny Vilhena have an effort deflected over the bar before Madrid hit the post in the 13th minute.
Mariano sent another header wide after Modric had found him in space before Rodrygo put Madrid ahead on 33 minutes after Marcelo had found him with a clever pass.
Ten minutes later, Rodrygo doubled the home side’s lead, cutting inside and wrong-footing Lopez at the near post.
The visitors had chances to get back into the game after halftime, but it was Asensio who scored next to put Madrid 3-0 up in the 55th minute.
Benzema got some minutes as well from the bench and finished the contest off with his league-leading 26th goal of the season.
The victory put leaders Madrid on 81 points with four league games left to play, 17 points clear of second-placed Sevilla, and 18 points ahead of Barcelona, who play on Sunday.
Real’s manager, Carlo Ancelloti, also became the only manager to win a league title in Europe’s “big 5” leagues.