Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) achieved a historic milestone by winning the 11th French league title with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg. This victory has solidified the club’s record. Also, Lionel Messi played a crucial role by scoring the opening goal.
Lionell Messi has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring record for Europe’s top five leagues with his 496th career league goal in Europe. With a four-point lead over second-placed Lens and only one game remaining, PSG secured an insurmountable advantage.
Lens secured second place in the league, guaranteeing them a spot in the group stage of the Champions League, after a 3-0 victory over Ajaccio. Marseille settled for third place and will enter the Champions League qualifying rounds. Lille emerged as the frontrunner for a Europa League spot by coming from behind to defeat Nantes 2-1, while Rennes secured fifth place with a 2-0 victory over Monaco.
PSG’s title triumph marked their ninth league title in the last 11 seasons. The game has highlighted their dominance in French football under Qatari ownership. This victory surpassed Saint-Etienne’s previous record of 10 titles held since 1981. PSG president Nasser al-Khelaïfi expressed pride in surpassing Saint-Etienne’s record and hailed it as a historic moment for the club.
Looking ahead, Lens, Marseille, and Lille will represent France in European competitions next season, with Lens and Marseille in the Champions League and Lille in the Europa League. Nantes faces a challenging task to avoid relegation, while Angers, Ajaccio, and Troyes have already confirmed their relegation to Ligue 2.