Ligue 1 Title: Lille Become Champions of France After 10 Years, Becomes only the 2nd club since 2013 to break PSG Dominance

Ligue 1 Title: Lille win their 4th Ligue 1 Title after a win against Angers FC. PSG has been winning the league for the last 3 years before Monaco won it in the 2016-17 season. They have won the Ligue 1 title after 10 years.

A goal by Jonathan David and a Burak Yilmaz penalty put Christophe Galtier’s side on 83 points, one ahead of defending champions PSG, who had won seven of the eight previous titles and snatched a 2-0 win at Stade Brest.

It was a long, tough day, we were under a lot of pressure, and beating PSG on the last day is outstanding,” said Galtier, who could be leaving the club after four seasons in charge following a change of president during the season.

Monaco secured third place with 78 points and a spot in the Champions League despite a 0-0 draw at RC Lens as Olympique Lyonnais slumped to a 3-2 home defeat by Nice to finish fourth on 76 and will enter the Europa League.

Olympique de Marseille drew 1-1 at Metz after the teams traded penalties deep into stoppage time as they ended up fifth on 59 points to also secure a Europa League place.

Stade Rennes, sixth on 58 thanks to a 2-0 home victory against Nimes, qualified for the Europa Conference League.

Nantes finished 18th after a 2-1 home defeat by Montpellier and go into a playoff against Ligue 2 side Toulouse. Nimes and Dijon were already relegated.

Troyes and Clermont have been promoted to the top flight.

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Ligue 1 Title: LITTLE SUSPENSE

All eyes, even those of PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi through his phone, were on Lille’s game at Angers as a failure to win by the northerners would have handed the capital side another League title provided they beat Brest.

But there was little suspense as Lille were 2-0 up at halftime thanks to David’s cool finish and Yilmaz’s spot-kick.

Angelo Fulgini reduced the arrears in stoppage time for Angers.

PSG struggled against Brest and was lucky to reach the interval with a 1-0 advantage after Angel Di Maria’s curled corner kick was deflected into his own net by Romain Faivre after Neymar had missed a penalty.

Kylian Mbappe added another in the second half at the end of a sharp counter-attack to finish as the season’s top Ligue 1 scorer with 27 goals.

Ligue 1 Table: Ligue 1 Standings

# Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Lille 38 24 11 3 64 23 41 83
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 26 4 8 86 28 58 82
3 Monaco 38 24 6 8 76 42 34 78
4 Lyon 38 22 10 6 81 43 38 76
5 Marseille 38 16 12 10 54 47 7 60
6 Rennes 38 16 10 12 52 40 12 58
7 RC Lens 38 15 12 11 55 54 1 57
8 Montpellier 38 14 12 12 60 62 -2 54
9 Nice 38 15 7 16 50 53 -3 52
10 Metz 38 12 11 15 44 48 -4 47
11 St Etienne 38 12 10 16 42 54 -12 46
12 Bordeaux 38 13 6 19 42 56 -14 45
13 Angers 38 12 8 18 40 58 -18 44
14 Reims 38 9 15 14 42 50 -8 42
15 Strasbourg 38 11 9 18 49 58 -9 42
16 Lorient 38 11 9 18 50 68 -18 42
17 Brest 38 11 8 19 50 66 -16 41
18 Nantes 38 9 13 16 47 55 -8 40
19 Nimes 38 9 8 21 40 71 -31 35
20 Dijon 38 4 9 25 25 73 -48 21

We lost the title. I’m only a player so it’s not up to me to say what we should do apart from focusing on the future,” said Mbappe.

Lille’s compact and efficient style was rewarded at the end of a nail-biting season as the Turkish trio of Zeki Celik, Yusuf Yazici and Yilmaz worked wonders.

Galtier’s side, who were five points behind PSG after 10 games, took the lead at the top for good with seven matches left when Jonathan David earned them a 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes.

They gave PSG a lifeline when they drew 0-0 at St Etienne last weekend, leaving the defending champions one point behind them.

But the consistency of Lille, who were never outside the top three after matchday five, eventually bore fruit. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)