A draw that suits everyone. Paris Saint-Germain won, Saturday, May 27, its eleventh title of champion of France, becoming the most successful team. A record, without shining Saturday in Strasbourg (1-1) with a goal from Lionel Messi, PSG did not force his talent, settling for the small point necessary to definitively secure the first place before the final day.

At the end of a season punctuated by crises of all kinds, PSG finally won this title which allowed it to overtake AS Saint-Étienne, ten times champion.

Leo Messi, signed the goal that crowns Paris, on an excellent service of his attacking partner, Kylian Mbappé.

The "Pulga", the nickname of Leo Messi, regularly whistled at the Parc des Princes since the elimination by Bayern Munich, finishes on a beautiful statistical note, 16 goals and 16 assists in Ligue 1, before the 38th and last day against Clermont, to celebrate the coronation with a public that has not completely adopted it.

Like Messi, PSG did not have to force his talent against an opponent who ensured his maintenance, Nantes (17th), seven lengths, can no longer catch him.

Lacazette top scorer ahead of Mbappé

Racing Club de Strasbourg even equalized thanks to a former PSG, a great classic, Kevin Gameiro, scorer in two stages, taking a subtle counterfoot a powerful strike repelled by Gianluigi Donnarumma (79th).

Paris is crowned at the end of a match without intensity on the pitch, but with a warm atmosphere in the stands. Messi also scored in front of the triangle of the Meinau occupied by his ultras, reconciled with the club after a period of sulking.

PSG coach Christophe Galtier won a second league title, two years after guiding Lille ahead of Thomas Tuchel's PSG and Mauricio Pochettino, but should not remain in the new project, where Mbappé will take an even more important place.

The club's emblem failed to distance OL striker Alexandre Lacazette in the race for the title of best gunner, with 28 goals against 27 for the Lyon captain before the last lift.

There remains a challenge for PSG, helping its captain of one night - Marquinhos was injured - to win a fifth consecutive title of top scorer, like Jean-Pierre Papin between 1988 and 1992.

Lienard celebrated

This will help spice up the title match, because on Saturday, as the draw suited both teams, Paris to be champions, Strasbourg to stay in L1 after being scared for much of the season, the 22 players did not struggle too much.

PSG had two back-to-back chances, a tightrope act from Mbappé countered at the last moment (29) and a recovery from Renato Sanches paraged by Mats Sels (29), and Racing hit the post by Habib Diallo (38).

The Senegalese had one more chance (70), before the equaliser, and Mbappé a last ball to regain the lead over Lacazette (85), but the last seconds ended with a harmless ten-man pass.

Alsatian fans celebrated, to celebrate the maintenance, and also celebrated one of their favorite players, Dimitri Liénard, at the end of his contract after ten years at the club, where he had arrived in National. "A decade to honor our colors," said the banner of the ultras, below a large portrait of the player on the entire stand.

Very emotional when he entered the game in place of Colin Dagba (66), Liénard even had trouble stapling his armband. "It's great, I wish any young footballer to experience what I experienced with the public. I'm not the only one who had tears tonight," he told Prime Video.

On Saturday night, everyone was happy.

With AFP

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