PSG wrap up fifth Ligue 1 title in six years


Paris Saint-Germain wrapped up a fifth Ligue 1 title in six years with Sunday’s resounding 7-1 win at home to last season’s champions Monaco.

Unai Emery’s side opened an unassailable 17-point lead at the summit with five matches remaining, completing a domestic double after their Coupe de la Ligue triumph over Monaco in March.

Giovani Lo Celso and Angel Di Maria scored doubles, with Edinson Cavani’s header, an own goal from Radamel Falcao and Julian Draxler’s strike securing an emphatic victory that guaranteed the trophy would be returning to Paris.

Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco won the hearts of neutrals last term with their swashbuckling style and faith in talented youngsters, but the sale of key players – including Kylian Mbappe to the Parc des Princes, initially on loan – coupled with PSG’s all-out approach in the transfer market had the writing on the wall early in the campaign.


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