Paris St Germain Wins 10th French League Title

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Paris St Germain (PSG) secured a record-equalling 10th French top flight title after a 1-1 draw against 10-man RC Lens but the celebrations were rather muted as frustrated fans headed for the Parc des Princes exit immediately after the final whistle.

Lionel Messi’s goal was cancelled out by Corentin Jean as PSG were left on 78 points, 16 ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille, who will play their game in hand at Stade de Reims on Sunday.

PSG have now won eight of the last 10 Ligue 1 titles, having only been denied by Monaco in 2017 and Lille last year.

PSG players celebrate winning the French Ligue 1 title

PSG equalled the record set by St Etienne, who won 10 top flight titles between 1957 and 1981.

Sealing the Ligue 1 title, however, was not a cause for celebration for the fans who were still irritated by the club’s exit in the last-16 from the UEFA Champions League. PSG were knocked out after squandering a 2-0 aggregate lead in 15 minutes against Real Madrid.

On Saturday, the stadium was empty 10 minutes after the game ended and the players skipped the traditional lap of honour. Some ultra fans had already left the Parc des Princes 15 minutes before the final whistle.

PSG fans celebrate with flares outside the stadium after winning the French Ligue 1 title

“It’s something I don’t understand. In football, you win, you lose. We try with all our heart,” said PSG midfielder Marco Verratti.

Fans from the Boulogne and Auteuil stands did not show their support once again even though their team had won their four previous games, scoring 16 goals during that run.

PSG were also booed by the crowd during the halftime whistle.

Lens, who had won their three previous games and are still hoping to finish in the top three, are left in seventh place on 54 points, five behind Monaco who beat St Etienne 4-1 away earlier on Saturday.

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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