PSG beaten: New champions in France, Volland and Kovac in CL qualification

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Paris Saint-Germain has been champion in France for the last three years and seven times in the last eight years. But now Ligue 1 has a new king on the throne: OSC Lille has secured the title!

  • Lille OSC wins Ligue 1 championship
  • Paris Saint-Germain dethroned after three years
  • Kevin Volland with AS Monaco in the Champions-League-Quali

With a 2-1 win on the last Ligue 1 matchday on Sunday (23 May 2021) in Angers, Lille OSC (83 points) made the championship perfect. Series champion Paris Saint-Germain (82 points) did not bring the 2-0 success at Stade Brestois 29 anything.

Paris Saint-Germain von OSC Lille entthront

The Brazilian superstar Neymar (19th) missed an early penalty in Brest. PSG took the lead shortly before the break with an own goal by Romain Faivre (37th), while World Champion Kylian Mbappe (71st) increased. 2014 world champion Julian Draxler, who extended his contract in Paris, which expired in the summer, last Monday to 2024, and national player Thilo Kehrer sat on the bench for 90 minutes.

In Angers, Jonathan David (10th) gave Lille the lead. The Turkish international Burak Yilmaz (45th + 1) set the course for victory.

PSG had previously won seven league titles in the past eight years. Lille last secured the title in 2011.

Kevin Volland in third place with AS Monaco

Kevin Volland, who was surprisingly called back to the German national team for the European Championship, secured the ticket for the Champions League qualification at the same time as AS Monaco. Coach Niko Kovac’s team achieved a 0-0 draw at RC Lens to claim the important third place with 78 points.

Fourth place only entitles them to start in the Europa League, this is occupied by the former series champion Olympique Lyon (76), who lost a 2-1 half-time lead and lost 3-2 to OGC Nice. Olympique Marseille is also represented in the “small European Cup”. (tsc / sid)

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