Paris Saint-Germain crush Monaco 7-1 to reclaim Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain crush Monaco 7-1 to reclaim Ligue 1

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Angel Di Maria and Giovani Lo Celso scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain secured a fifth Ligue 1 title in six seasons on Sunday with a 7-1 rout of last year's champions Monaco. It may have felt in many respects as though PSG's season ended a month ago, but this Sunday they find themselves celebrating reclaiming the title, their second trophy in a fortnight. While Neymar is still absent recovering from an operation on a fractured foot, Unai Emery's side took back the Ligue 1 crown in the best possible fashion, demolishing last year's champions Monaco.

A near flawless run of domestic form over the last three months comfortably saw off their nearest rivals, and Sunday's thumping triumph followed a 3-0 win over Monaco in the League Cup final at the end of March.

"The defeat against Real Madrid was a big defeat, but apart from that I am very happy with what the team has produced this season," said Emery recently.

After being denied by Monaco last year, there was never really any doubt that PSG would reclaim the crown this time.

They have been top since August. Champions for the fifth time in six seasons, Emery's team are on course to set a new points record. There have been only two defeats, against Strasbourg and Lyon.

"The league title is very important to me. It is the main competition and it shows how consistent a team is," Emery said this week.

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