Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Clinch Ligue 1 Title

Paris Saint-Germain, the defending champions, claimed their Ligue 1 championship title with two games to go as second-placed Monaco suffered a draw at the hands of Guingamp to give PSG an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the table.

updated: May 08, 2014 19:26 IST
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Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title for the second successive season on Wednesday before going down to a 2-1 home defeat against Rennes at the Parc des Princes.

Confirmation that PSG had secured the Ligue 1 championship came through just before they kicked off their match as it emerged that nearest challengers Monaco had been held to a 1-1 draw by Guingamp, and news of the result in the principality was met with jubilation by Paris fans.

The result left second-placed Monaco seven points behind PSG with only two matches of the season remaining and means that Claudio Ranieri's side will have to settle for the runners-up spot and automatic Champions League qualification.

However, PSG captain Thiago Silva admitted that it was a rather strange way for his team to win the title.

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