After a year gone, the title returns to PSG!
On Saturday evening, Paris Saint-Germain won Ligue 1 with a typically dismal outcome,
but a point was all that needed to assure that Marseille could not match their points total with five games remaining.
The Parisians were leading the 10 men from Lens until the 88th minute, when an equalizer dimmed the party mood.
After a tense first half, Lionel Messi scored the game-winning goal with a rocket of a strike from 25 yards that was just unstoppable.
PSG took the lead just minutes after the away team’s Kevin Danso sent off.
Lens fought back and equalized in the 88th minute, when a quick counter attack saw the ball played across to the far post, where an outstretched Corentin Jean smashed the ball past Keylor Navas.
Mauricio Pochettino’s first league title as a coach follows his Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions victories with PSG.
Despite held by 10-man Lens, Paris St-Germain confirmed a record-tying 10th French title with four games to spare – yet fans left early to celebrate outside the stadium without the players.
Lionel Messi’s amazing curled strike appeared to earn victory for the hosts, who needed just one point to win the league title.
Despite Kevin Danso’s dismissal for a second booking, Corentin Jean equalized for a determined Lens late in the game.
Pochettino has led PSG! to the title, is that enough?
PSG has now won eight of the last ten Ligue 1 titles, tying St-Etienne for the most in the professional era.
They finished one point behind Ligue 1 champion Lille last season, but they have sealed the title this season with a commanding 16-point lead over nearest rivals Marseille.
They did, however, maintain their undefeated home record, now they stands at 15 wins in 17 games,
which is the best in the league.