Le Losc did the job by winning on the lawn of Angers, this Sunday, on the last day of Ligue 1 (1-2). At the end of a superb season, Christophe Galtier’s players won the league title ahead of PSG, who won in Brest (0-2).
You have to be solid when you have a date with the legend. And Lille knew perfectly well during its trip to Angers, this Sunday, during the last day of Ligue 1 (1-2). Under pressure after their draw against Saint-Etienne last weekend (0-0), the Mastiffs were not impressed by the stakes at the Raymond Kopa stadium. After a conquering speech from Benjamin André in the locker room, they quickly made the difference against the SCO and its crumbly defense. Taking advantage of a full-axis opening from Renato Sanches, Jonathan David opened the scoring in the 10th. What to relieve his partners, who did not really have time to doubt in this meeting. At the very end of the first period, the Canadian striker was awarded a penalty for a foul by Paul Bernardoni. Burak Yilmaz transformed him serenely.
The Turkish striker, irresistible since the start of the year, announced that Losc would be crowned champion. He walked the talk. Just like Sven Botman, imperial in central defense in the absence of José Fonte, suspended and untenable in the stands. Despite some fears, a tense end of the game and the reduction of Angelo Fulgini’s score in added time, the Northerners held out to clinch their 26th success of the season. The most important. Thanks to this result, Lille won the fourth coronation in their history (after 1946, 1954 and 2011). Ten years after the band at Eden Hazard.
Mbappé still scorer, Paris at a small trot
At the end of a superb course, Losc finished with one point ahead of PSG. Under a very capricious weather, the players of the capital snatched a sluggish victory in the lair of the Stade Brestois (0-2). After a penalty missed by Neymar (18th), the light came from a corner coming in from Angel Di Maria deflected by Romain Faivre in his own goal (37th). But Paris was not very attractive in the game. A bit like its season.
The Brestois could even have equalized if Gaëtan Charbonnier had been a little sharper in his last moves. But Keylor Navas was once again impeccable on his line. And it was finally Kylian Mbappé who doubled the bet by making his speed speak (71st). A 27th goal for the 2018 world champion, elected best player in this Ligue 1 2020-2021. And of course top scorer. Insufficient to allow PSG to win a fourth title in a row.