PSG are French Champions for a Third Straight Season

Paris St-Germain claimed their third successive triumph in the French top flight on Saturday after a hard fought win away at Montepellier.

Laurent Blanc’s men needed a solitary point to secure an unassailable lead but ended the evening with a 2-1 victory.

French midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Argentine forward Ezekiel Lavezzi scored for the Parisians. Anthony Mounier pulled one back for the host, who held on to maximum point to become only the fourth Ligue 1 side to win three titles on the trot.

PSG could yet become only the first team to win a Ligue 1, French Cup and French League Cup treble, as they face second-tier Auxerre in the Coupe de France final on 30 May.

They already have the Coupe de las Ligue in their trophy cabinet, following last month’s 4-0 triumph over Bastia.

PSG Win Ligue Un for a Third a Straight Time. Image: Twitter via @PSG_English.
PSG Win Ligue Un for a Third a Straight Time. Image: Twitter via @PSG_English.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed Saturday’s triumph with a calf injury. Despite lacking depth on the forward line; Matuidi did well enough to set PSG on the path of glory on 17 minutes, when he broke free on the home end and shot into the corner of the net.

Lavezzi doubled their advantage eight minutes later with a clinical finish from Serge Aurier’s assist.

Mounier halved Montpellier’s deficit five minutes to the break and the hosts pushed PSG back into their half in the closing stages but could not stave off defeat.

Elsewhere, Lyon sealed a second-placed finish after a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux.

The race for the third and final Champions League place will be decided on the final weekend of the French League. Monaco currently occupy that slot after a 2-0 win over Metz.

Marseille and St Etienne are hot in the chase of a top-three finish. The former defeated Lille 4-0, while the latter were 2-0 winners over Evians.

Evians, Metz and Lens are now relegated to Ligue 2.


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