PSG clinch fifth Ligue 1 title in six years by thrashing Monaco

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PSG clinch fifth Ligue 1 title in six years by thrashing Monaco
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16 April, 2018

PSG had completed the second leg of a domestic treble - they are also through to the French Cup semi-finals - and could yet break their record 96-point haul from the 2015-16 campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain has torn teams apart this season with their potent attack.

Paris St Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi reiterated the Champions League remained the club's major goal after a stunning 7-1 win over Monaco saw them reclaim the Ligue 1 title from their rivals.

Despite their success in two competitions, failure in the Champions League is likely to result in Emery moving on.

Radamel Falcao scored an own goal as Rony Lopes netted a consolation for Monaco in a one-sided contest. We work hard, but the other clubs do it too.

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PSG will be looking to also win the Coupe de France and is now in the semi-final of that competition. The usual front three of Di Maria, Cavani and Neymar left teams for dead on numerous occasions with the front three scoring a total of 55 goals in Ligue 1 this season.

Emery was brought in at the start of last season due to his expertise in European knockout football, but they have suffered successive eliminations at the last-16 stage in the Champions League.

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"When we look in France, there is Saint-Etienne who won 10 titles, Marseille with nine, Monaco and Nantes on eight". We won 7-1 with him. The Champions League is our big goal, but it's not easy.

PSG's best goal came from Di Maria, who scored yet another delightful chip.

Javier Pastore supplied Lo Celso to head in PSG's fourth on 28 minutes and Monaco suffered further misfortune when France worldwide Djibril Sidibe was stretchered off with a leg injury, a worrying sign for Didier Deschamps ahead of the World Cup.

Monaco had no answer to PSG's brilliance and Di Maria added a third after just 20 minutes, the winger racing on to Cavani's pass and outrageously scooping the ball over the helpless Danijel Subasic.

Monaco briefly held up the onslaught as Lopes turned home an Almamy Toure cross seven minutes before half-time for the in-form Portugal international's 13th goal this term.

Germany global Draxler rounded out the demolition, firing home via a deflection as PSG clinched the title at home for the first since 1994 while shattering Monaco's 17-match unbeaten run.

Monaco confirmed via their Twitter account that they would offer refunds to fans who made the long trip from the Principality to the French capital.


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