Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned Ligue 1 champions following Lille OSC’s failure to defeat Toulouse on Sunday afternoon.
Les Dogues were the only team left standing in PSG’s way of a second consecutive league crown. With a 17-point deficit, however, it was only ever going to be a matter of time before they surrendered.
Nevertheless, Lille had superbly denied PSG the chance at lifting the crown last weekend when they famously thrashed them 5-1 at home. The Parisians then fell to a second defeat at Nantes last Wednesday.
Sadly, though, Christophe Galtier’s side came up short in front of goal at Toulouse as Lille failed to break down the hosts’ defence.
In what was statistically an evenly played out match, Lille could only get four of their 16 attempts at goal on target against a stubborn Toulouse defence.
Not helping matters was the referee Nicolas Rainville’s decision to disallow Thiago Mendes’ goal after Nicolas Pepe had set the Brazilian midfielder up to fire the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Upon a VAR review, though, Rainville ruled the effort out due to Jonathan Ikone’s handball during the build-up to the goal. Therefore, Lille were forced to settle for a frustrating 0-0 draw at Toulouse.
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Now Ligue 1 have confirmed PSG as champions following Lille’s draw, as the second-place side have no hope of surpassing or matching Thomas Tuchel’s men mathematically anymore heading into their final five games.
PSG will be in action themselves later tonight at the Parc Des Princes, where they will play host to AS Monaco in a league match.
The Ligue 1 champions may welcome back record signing Neymar for the game, with Tuchel set to make a late decision on the Brazilian superstar.
After being rested at Nantes, Kylian Mbappe will likely return to the line-up himself against old club Monaco.
Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos, Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria may all feature depending on Tuchel’s last-minute decisions.
The PSG and Monaco match will begin at 21:00 (CET).
PSG have won their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons 🏆 pic.twitter.com/12wpmPDWcI
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