Paris Saint-Germain managed to secure another Ligue 1 title on Saturday, as Argentine genius Lionel Messi scored in a 1-1 draw away at Strasbourg.
Messi’s goal was the opener, which was then canceled out by a fantastic equalizer by Kevin Gameiro, but the result gave PSG an unassailable four-point lead over Lens, which sits in second place, with a single match remaining in the season.
With this victory, PSG moved ahead of the previous record that had been set by St. Etienne in 1981 when they won 10 league titles. They had managed to equalize this record in the previous season under former coach Mauricio Pochettino. This is the ninth title secured by this French club in the last 11 seasons, a period in which they have managed to dominate all facets of French football under the ownership of Qatar.
PSG Secures Another Ligue 1 Title
Christopher Galtier, the coach of PSG, informed Canal Plus, the broadcaster that this afternoon he had watched the last day of the Bundesliga season, and one could see it pretty clear that every league in Europe had competitors engaged in a break-neck competition.
The defending champions in Europe’s top 5 leagues had problems throughout the season, and it was simply due to their ability to soak up the pressure that they won their respective leagues as well. He further mentioned that the Ligue 1 title was quite prestigious and no one should believe it to be a normal win, even if the team is PSG.
PSG started the final weekend of the season six points ahead of Lens, with just six points left to play for, and with a huge goal difference. A slip-up by the second-placed side would have seen PSG securing the title even if they lost this game, but in the end, they only needed a draw as Lens secured a 3-0 victory over Ajaccio, which would see them enjoying UCL football next season.
It was Kylian Mbappe who set up Messi to put PSG ahead just before the hour with his 16th goal in the Ligue 1 season so far.