Football – Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain champion of France for the twelfth time

The draw conceded on Saturday night against Le Havre (3:3) ultimately had no effect on the Parisians’ weekend. Thanks to Sunday’s defeat of AS Monaco (3:2) at Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain is mathematically assured of winning the championship again this season.

With a lead of 12 points over the Rocher club and 3 games left until the end of the season, it is definitely impossible to join the main club.

Second trophy of the season

Spanish coach Luis Enrique, who joined PSG last summer, won a second trophy for his first season in France after already triumphing in the Champions Trophy against Toulouse in January (2:0).

Luis Enrique quietly said last week there was “no urgency” to win the title, confident in his own strength – and the weaknesses of others. “It doesn’t matter when we win the championship, we’ve earned it for a long time, what matters is how we win it.” »

“An even more special moment,” says Nasser Al-Khelaïfi

“Winning the championship is fantastic, but winning the twelfth Ligue 1 is even more special for everyone associated with Paris Saint-Germain,” Paris club president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said on Sunday.

“Congratulations to all the players, our coach Luis Enrique and his team, Luis Campos and his department, as well as all members of the club,” continued the president of Paris Saint-Germain in a press release. minutes after this new title, emphasizing that “since the start of the season, the team has been so collective and united”.

The coach is also well aware of his strengths: “I said from the beginning that we are the favourites, with the best team and the best budget, it is even mandatory to win Ligue 1, but it was important to do it right. play well.”

The former FC Barcelona coach wants even more, and the prospect of a treble (with the Champions League and Coupe de France) undoubtedly makes him salivate. “There is a motivation to do something that has never been done in France, to mark the history of the club, the city, and if it can be for the country, so much the better,” explains the Spanish coach. But he warns, “the road is still long and winding”.

PSG solid against big names

As so often since QSI’s arrival at the club in 2011, Paris Saint-Germain have largely dominated the season. And therefore, logically, he wins the championship for the twelfth time in his history (and the 10thE in 12 years).

But the start of the season was complicated, as the team was in run-in mode after the arrival of former FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. And PSG took the lead in the Ligue 1 standings only on November 11 after a 3-0 victory in Reims.

Overall, however, the team dominated the confrontations against Lyon, Marseille, Lens and even Monaco with their offensive and intense play modeled after the former Spanish coach, conceding only one defeat, against Nice at the Parc des Princes on 15 September.

Celebrations against Toulouse

That goal has finally been officially achieved and the Parisians will now be able to focus 100% on the Champions League, the title missing from their record. PSG travel to Dortmund on Wednesday (21:00) for their first leg in the C1 semi-finals before returning to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday 7 May.

Kylian Mbappé easily the top scorer of the championship with 26 goals and his teammates will celebrate their title during their next championship match, against Toulouse on May 12 (9pm) at the Parc des Princes.

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