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(Video) Highlights as Paris Saint-Germain claim Ligue 1 title with victory over Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain secured the French title with a 2-1 victory away at Montpellier Herault Sport Club in the penultimate match of the Ligue 1 calendar.

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Heading into this weekend’s fixtures, only a remarkable turnaround would have seen PSG miss out on the domestic championship.

Laurent Blanc’s side needed to lose their remaining fixtures and rivals Olympique Lyonnais had to pick up maximum points if they were to lose their grip on the Ligue 1 title.

Ultimately, the championship would have been sown up anyway due to Lyon’s inability to beat Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade de Gerland.

However, PSG did their part with a 2-1 triumph over Montpellier.

Blaise Matuidi, who affirmed his desire to remain at PSG next season, in light of interest from Manchester United, opened the scoring on 17 minutes.

Ezequiel Lavezzi—eyed by Liverpool ahead of a potential summer move—made it two only eight minutes later, as the capital club cantered towards the domestic championship.

Anthony Mounier halved the deficit before the break with a swooping shot from a wide position that beat Salvatore Sirigu


The left-sider celebrated joyously, but his side were unable to build on his goal and the two played out a staid second period.

Blanc’s team were celebrating themselves less than an hour later, as Paris were confirmed as French champions for the third-consecutive crown—their fifth-ever French championship.

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