Lille pull off incredible Ligue 1 title win as Neymar, Mbappe and Co miss out despite PSG victory on dramatic final day
LILLE completed an incredible Ligue 1 title win on Sunday as they held off a final day challenge from moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men beat Brest 2-0 thanks to an own-goal from Romain Faivre and a Kylian Mbappe strike.
But PSG’s victory meant little as Lille beat Angers 2-1, finishing top of Ligue 1 by a single point.
Canadian striker Jonathan David got the party started for Lille after just ten minutes.
And Burak Yilmaz’s penalty had his side looking comfortable before half-time.
A late strike from Angelo Fulgini gave Lille a scare.
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But they rode out the last few minutes to clinch title glory.
Lille have now won their first Ligue 1 trophy since the 2010-11 season, when a young Eden Hazard propelled them to victory.
And their next task will be to hold on to a squad filled with new superstars.
Former Bayern Munich prodigy Renato Sanches looks like a player reborn in midfield after working his way back into Portugal’s Euro plans.
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And goalkeeper Mike Maignan is reportedly being lined up by AC Milan as a replacement for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba have been superb on the wings.
And David’s 13 goals are sure to put him on the radar of some big clubs too.
But Lille may have already lost the battle to keep boss Christophe Galtier.
Reports in France claim he will take charge at rivals Nice this summer, regardless of Lille’s title success.
It’s reckoned a deal has already been agreed.
And all that’s left is for Nice to strike financial compensation with Lille, with chiefs deciding to wait until tonight’s Ligue 1 outcome.
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