Football NewsParis St Germain Crowned Ligue 1 Champions
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PSG has a record-breaking 11th Ligue 1 title after drawing 1-1 away against Strasbourg thanks to Lionel Messi’s strike.

Lionel Messi found the back of the net as PSG bagged a record-breaking 11th Ligue 1 title with one game to spare. The result places PSG on 85 points, four ahead of RC Lens who secured second place and a place in next season’s Champions League.

Olympique de Marseille will finish third after being left with 73 points following a 2-1 home defeat by Stade Brestois.

Lille are fourth on 66 points after a couple of Jonathan David penalties gave them a 2-1 home win against the relegation threated Nantes.

Stade Rennais leapfrogged Monaco into fifth place with a 2-0 victory against the principality side, who are behind on goal difference with 65 points, leaving the fight for a spot in the Europa League to be decided in the final round of matches.

The fourth-placed team qualifies for the Europa League group stage, where they will join French Cup winners Toulouse.

In Strasbourg, PSG were their usual disappointing selves until Messi opened the scoring with a right footed effort into the top corner after collecting Mbappe’s pass in the area.

Strasbourg had their chances but failed to convert as they secured their place in the elite for next season.

Troyes, Ajaccio and Angers were already relegated and they will be joined into Ligue 2 either by AJ Auxerre or Nantes.

Nantes trail the Burgundy side by two points before hosting bottom side Angers while Auxerre will entertain Lens.

Lens won their ticket for Europe’s premium club competition as Lois Openda became the club’s top scorer in the top flight with 20 goals – level with Roger Boli who reached that tally in the 1993-94 season.

Openda scored the third goal with a penalty after Deiver Machado and Adrien Thomasson had put the hosts ahead in the first half.

‘It puts me right up there with a club legend, I’m so happy,’ said Belgium striker Openda.

‘We did it all together, we were so strong at home this season,’ said Lens defender Kevin Danso.