Paris Saint-Germain are the champions once again! Yes, Paris Saint-Germain are the champions for a third consecutive season. Doesn’t that sound great? Not bad for a club who ended a 19-year wait for a league title just two years ago.
Goals from Blaise Matuidi and Ezequiel Lavezzi sealed a 1-2 victory away at Montpellier in a rowdy Stade de la Mosson. The first-half was where we really played at our best. The football after the interval was not quite up to scratch. Having the lead and Lyon being held against Bordeaux could have potentially played a part in that but ultimately the job was done in the first 45 minutes.
We only needed a point and thankfully we started bright. It took just 17 minutes for us to break the deadlock. With Marco Verratti suspended, in stepped Adrien Rabiot who was crucial with the goal as he threaded the ball through for Blaise to then finish with aplomb. It was quite similar to the goal he scored against Nantes. He does not score too often but when he gets behind the defence he is difficult to stop. Super goal!
It was 0-2 just eight minutes later. Serge Aurier, who has been one of our best players of late, played a teasing ball in that Edinson Cavani missed but there was El Pocho to rifle home first time. It was an emphatic finish from the Argentine who has hit form in the latter part of the season. Aurier who assisted the goal is proving why he will be PSG’s first-choice right-back next season. His all-round game has improved as of late, especially his reading of the game in a defensive aspect.
From then on we were in total control. Only way Montpellier were going to get back into the game was as if we gifted them a way back – which is what happened. Salvatore Sirigu’s loss of concentration from Anthony Mounier’s cross allowed the ball to sail over his head and into the net. That geed up the crowd and gave them belief after the break.
The hosts were the better side in the second 45. We were playing a little within ourselves with chances few and far between. Javier Pastore did hit the post though late on which would have capped off the night.
In the end it was not to matter. The full-time whistle blew and the celebrations commenced. From being eight points off the top at one point last fall, we now sit eight points clear ourselves as champions! It is another significant step in the recent history of this football club. Three titles on the bounce, five in total! And a cup final to come in two weeks where we can do the clean sweep and thus become the first ever French club to win a domestic treble.
Allez PSG! Champions again!