Leo nailed a tremendous left foot, Lens tied him 1-1 with 10 but still reached for the Parisian title.
PSG is Ligue 1 champion! And to put the finishing touch to the conquest four dates before the end was in charge of the guest of honor, Lionel Messi. His goal, 1-0 against Lens, was a jewel from Rosario, who took out a missile with his left foot to break the resistance of a rival who held on with 10 and in the end reached 1-1. With the tie it was enough to secure the title, the No. 10 in France for the Parisians who equaled Saint Etienne as the most winners in that country. Still, some fans whistled and even left the stadium in celebration.
For Leo it was a great joy. Conquest No. 39 in his career and the first with Paris Saint-Germain added to the 35 in Barcelona and the three with the National Team with the Copa América as the most recent and at the top of the pedestal. Now it was his turn to be the protagonist with a great goal, just the fourth for him in this Ligue 1 in which he arrived with the tournament started and went through several problems.
In this last stage, the best of the trident was seen together with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé and served to finish decorating the championship that Ángel Di María also celebrates (entered for the last 20 minutes), the injured Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi and for Mauricio Pochettino . He extended the advantage to 16 points with Jorge Sampaoli’s Olympique de Marseille, who can no longer catch up.
WEATHER A LITTLE HOSTILE
This consecration of PSG came after the disappointment that was the elimination in the Champions League round of 16 against Real Madrid and that was inexcusable for the fans. When the game went 0-0 at halftime, whistles were heard again and with 15 minutes to go, the ultras (the most fervent) left the stadium as promised so as not to be part of a celebration, citing that only they were up to the task this season. .
POCHE GOT THE WANTS
For Pochettino it was his first league title as manager. In fact, in his long career as a player that included being captain of PSG, he had only achieved it with Newell’s 30 years ago. He also meant revenge for having lost the previous edition by one point against Lille. In total it was the third title for him at the club (Super Cup and French Cup last season).
While the DT has a contract until June 2023 and hopes to continue despite the rumors, he also managed to be the second Argentine coach to win Ligue 1 in all of history. The previous one had been Luis Carniglia with Nice in the 1955/56 campaign.
THE PSG REMAINED UP
With this title, Paris Saint-Germain managed to be the most successful in France, adding its 10th championship. The eighth of the last ten (only Monaco and Lille ‘snuck in’) since they became billionaires with the contribution of Qatar. They equaled the 10 stars of Saint-Etienne , a team that today fights for permanence and that got its last return in 1981, when PSG had not yet won.