Monaco Clinched First Ligue 1 Title In 17 Years To End PSG Dominance

Monaco have clinched the 2016-17 Ligue 1 title interestingly for the first time since 1999-2000 to end Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance of the French top flight, following their 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday

Leonardo Jardim’s side came into Wednesday’s match with Saint-Etienne knowing they just required getting a point to be sure of glory, having pounded Lille 4-0 last time out to everything except seal the title.

Monaco were appropriately crowned champions having an outstanding game, as Kylian Mbappe’s first-half strike set Monaco on course for a 2-0 win that was wrapped up when Valere Germain double the lead in stoppage time.

It is Monaco’s initially top-flight title in 17 years and their eighth altogether. It additionally ends PSG’s four-year run of title triumphs in Ligue 1.

Jardim guaranteed the Superleague title with Olympiacos in 2013, however, this is his first trophy since assuming responsibility at Stade Louis II in June 2014. He has been adulated this campaign for cultivating a youthful and energising attacking team that has scored a total number of 104 goals in 37 league matches.

With Six of their players were named in the Ligue 1 team of the season: Djibril Sidibe, Kamil Glik, Benjamin Mendy, Danijel Subasic, Bernardo Silva and Mbappe. Radamel Falcao did not make the list, but rather he was also essential to Monaco’s title achievement, scoring 21 Ligue 1 goals.

A noteworthy season saw Monaco beaten in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue and the semi-final of the Coupe de France by PSG, while they likewise achieved the last four of the Champions League.

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