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Lionel Messi scores as Paris Saint-Germain win Ligue 1 to equal Marseille, Saint-Etienne title record

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Lionel Messi scores as Paris Saint-Germain win Ligue 1 to equal Marseille, Saint-Etienne title record

Lionel Messi scored as Paris Saint-Germain gained the Ligue 1 title pursuing a 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday, equalling Marseille and Saint-Etienne’s record of 10 French top-flight championships.

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Saturday’s draw at Parc des Princes ensured the title for Les Parisiens, with Messi’s objective in the 68th minute currently being equalised by Corentin Jean twenty minutes later.

The league title is Mauricio Pochettino’s 1st in his coaching profession but uncertainty remains about his foreseeable future at the club pursuing the method of their round-of-16 exit to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

PSG wrap up the title getting missing four periods, and scoring 76 plans, the most in the division this season, even though only conceding 31, supplying them the second ideal defensive report.

8 of PSG’s league championships have appear in the final decade, with Lille in 2021 and Monaco in 2018 interrupting their unrivalled run of good results.

Messi, who joined amid significantly fanfare as a totally free agent from Barcelona, has had a lacklustre time, scoring only 4 objectives in Ligue 1 in 22 appearances.

The Argentine sent 13 assists, even though, but the attacking trio he fashioned with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar clicked only deep into the time, and soon after the Champions League exit.

Keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma joined from AC Milan right after guiding Italy to the European title, but he has had to share his area among the posts with the seasoned Keylor Navas — a predicament that seemed to protect against both of those of them executing at their ideal degree.

Centre back again Sergio Ramos was also announced as a big recruit but was wounded for most of the year and showcased in only nine league matches.

The greatest problem for PSG’s management will, even so, be to influence Mbappe to prolong his remain at the club. Talks involving PSG and Mbappe’s representatives are relocating in a good course, resources have told ESPN.

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