Record-breaking Paris Saint-Germain won their 4th successive Ligue 1 title on Sunday evening, after scoring 9 goals against bottom placed club Troyes.
Four goals from the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a brace from Edinson Cavani propelled the capital club to 77 points from 30 matches played so far this season. Laurent Blanc’s men currently hold an unassailable 25-point lead over second-placed AS Monaco with 8 matches remaining.
PSG’s title-clinching win came just three days after they progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League with a convincing 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea. With the league already wrapped up, Laurent Blanc and his side will now aim to expend all their energy in progressing to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
PSG’s 9-0 win over Troyes featured a 9-minute hattrick by Swedish sensation Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who later announced his shock departure from the French club come the end of the current season. Here are the best twitter reactions to PSG’s historic Ligue 1 win, as well as to the news of Ibrahimovic’s imminent departure from the club.
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) March 13, 2016
Fasten seatbelts pic.twitter.com/8YbgYHmCPV
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) March 13, 2016
Zlatan: “If they replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of me, I’ll stay at PSG I promise.” pic.twitter.com/U1iM2ujqHD
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) March 13, 2016
PSG’s celebratory dressing room picture after 9-0 rout at Troyes to secure Ligue 1 title. pic.twitter.com/u33hkUSlC2
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) March 13, 2016
PSG’s title in numbers
24: wins from 30 games played
62: goal difference
25: points ahead of 2nd place Monaco
62: days left in the season
— Onefootball (@Onefootball) March 13, 2016
ALL TIME RECORD – PSG is the first team to clinch the title with 8 weeks to go in the 5 top leagues
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) March 13, 2016
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) March 13, 2016
— Ezequiel Lavezzi (@PochoLavezzi) March 13, 2016
PSG’s highest ever league win before today was 6-0. Win 4th Ligue 1 title in 4 yrs with 9-0 win at Troyes. Shape of French football to come.
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) March 13, 2016
PSG’s goal difference this season + 61. Next best is Lyon + 14.
— Jerome Pugmire (@jeromepugmire) March 13, 2016
PSG may as well change league because they’ve absolutely ruined French football ? no team can compete with them at all
— Chich (@blairmcmillan96) March 13, 2016
That’s brutal what PSG did today, imagine turning up to support your team and they get stomped 9-0 at home ?
— chris. (@chrisEXLNCC98) March 13, 2016
This tweet best sums up the current state of the French Ligue 1…
Psg wins d league. Monaco who is 2nd is closer to d relegation zone than to 1st place. #somebodysavethefrenchleague
— Seun Fayiga (@SeunFayiga) March 13, 2016