After a hard-fought away victory at Montpellier on Saturday 16th May, PSG win their fifth Ligue 1 title. The 2014 - 2015 Ligue 1 title also gives Paris Saint Germain their third consecutive league trophy in France's top division.Â The defending French champions only needed a point to regain the title but pushed ahead into a 2-0 lead after just 25 minutes.Â Montpellier pulled a goal back on 40 minutes but Laurent Blanc's men held on to win.Â The 2-1 away win meant that PSG were crowned champions for the third time in a row.Â So, as PSG win their fifth Ligue 1 title on the pitch at Montpellier their fans were celebrating off the pitch and across the capital city.
There were scenes of joy from the PSG players, with stars such as Brazilian duo Thiago Silva and David Luiz leading the celebrations.Â After the final whistle the squad headed immediately for the travelling fans.Â Despite looking sharp in the clean white PSG away shirt the players threw themselves to the ground in celebration causing much amusement for the PSG fans.Â The two goalscorers, Matuidi and Lavezzi, were treated as heroes by the PSG fans as they savoured the moment.
PSG win their fifth Ligue 1 title
After scoring an incredible 17 goals in their last four matches it was expected that PSG would secure the point they needed for the Ligue 1 championship.Â The previous two matches had seem them demolish Lille by 6 goals to 1, and also hammer Guingamp 6-0.Â The attacking flair of Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Lavezzi often proves decisive with the three players sat on 19, 16 and 8 goals for the season respectively.Â Ibrahimovic was unavailable for the deciding match against Montpellier so the team set-up with the two Argentina internationals Pastore and Lavezzi supporting Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani as part of a bold 4-3-3 formation.
It took just 17 minutes for PSG to take the lead with midfielder Blaise Matuidi scoring an impressive solo goal by beating the Montpellier defence and picking his spot in the bottom corner.Â With Ibrahimovic missing PSG did not display their usual attacking flair however they were two in front after just 25 minutes.Â Serge Aurier's low cross from the right-hand side was met by Lavezzi who stroked the ball into the net with a top-class finish.
Montpellier managed to reduce the gap five minutes before half time when right-back Mounier lofted a ball into the box.Â The hopeful left-foot cross swung over the head of PSG goalkeeper Sirigu and dropped into the net to make it 2-1 at the break.Â In what turned out to be a much less dramatic second half Laurent Blanc's men held on to ensure that PSG win their fifth Ligue 1 title.
Meanwhile, second spot in Ligue 1 was secured by Olympique Lyonnais who acquired the point they needed with a 1-1 draw at home to Bordeaux.Â On the back of their decent performance in the 2014 - 2015 Champions League, AS Monaco currently occupy third sport in the league on 68 points.Â However, should they fail in their final match of the season then Olympique Marseille and St Etienne are poised to capitalise with both teams on 66 points.
An historic treble and summer transfers
So, after PSG win their fifth Ligue 1 title their attention now turns to the Coupe de France final against Auxerre on 30th May.Â Having already won the Coupe de la Ligue earlier this month by comprehensively beating Bastia 4-0 PSG are on the verge of an historic domestic treble.Â No French team has ever completed such a treble by winning Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue so Paris Saint Germain are set to become the first and could potentially set a new record.Â For such a young club PSG have won several domestic titles, having only been founded in 1970 they are relative newcomers to football.
Such is the case with modern football PSG's short history has been buoyed in recent years by the introduction of huge investment from the Far East.Â Enormous sums of money have been spent to bring the likes of Ibrahimovic, Pastore and Cavani into the team.Â However, despite their domestic success PSG are yet to taste victory in Europe having been knocked out of this seasons Champions League by Barcelona in the quarter final.Â Paris Saint Germain's only European successes to date are the 2001 Intertoto Cup and the 1995-96 UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
Whilst guaranteed Champions League football is attractive to many players PSG's failings in Europe over the last few seasons have meant that their top players are regularly courted by other clubs.Â The summer transfer window is looming and if media reports are to be believed PSG could well be raided by several of their European rivals.Â It has been reported within the last few days that Chelsea may be interested in Ibrahimovic, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to recruit Lavezzi and Manchester United are scouting Matuidi over a possible move.
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