Paris Saint-Germain Fail To Defend Ligue 1 Title As Lille Are Officially Crowned Champions Of France
Paris Saint-Germain have fallen short of the Ligue 1 trophy as Lille have been crowned French champions after a nail-biting title race.
The Parisian side have dominated their domestic league over the last decade and won the Ligue 1 title for the last three seasons.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men fell short on this occasion as Lille clinched the title by a single point.
Jonathan David fired Lille into the lead in the opening 10 minutes against Angers at the Raymond Kopa on Saturday.
Burak Yılmaz converted from the spot-kick ahead of half-time to put the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions in control of the title race.
Angelo Fulgini pulled one back for Angers in injury time, but Lille held on to secure a crucial 2-1 win at the at the Raymond Kopa.
PSG, meanwhile, managed to secure a 2-0 victory over Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Ble.
Kylian Mbappe scored in the second half for PSG, but Pochettino’s men ultimately conceded the Ligue 1 title to Lille.
Lille finished on 83 points in the table as they clinched their first Ligue 1 title since 2011.
PSG finished in second place on 82 points, while Monaco and Lyon finished third and fourth respectively in Ligue 1.
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