Mbappe goals see PSG all but secure Ligue 1 title

Paris Saint-Germain clinched the Ligue 1 title with a 2-1 win away to Auxerre on Sunday, leaving the Qatar-owned club six points clear at the top of the league with two games remaining.

PSG had wanted to officially confirm their second consecutive title, and ninth in the last 11 seasons, but they needed closest rivals Lens to falter earlier in the day.

Lens triumphed 3-1 at Lorient, thus PSG still needs one point from their next two games to capture their 11th French title overall.

PSG will surpass Saint-Etienne’s previous record of ten titles, which they equalled last year, if they win their remaining two matches, away at Strasbourg and at home against Clermont.

Mbappe’s goals came in the first eight minutes in Burgundy, giving him 28 for the season, two more than Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, who leads the Ligue 1 scorers’ table.

In the sixth minute, he collected a pass from Fabian Ruiz and turned home defender Gauthier Hein inside out before blasting high into the net.

“My players have their hands on the trophy. Now we need to finish on a high in the next two matches and lift the trophy at home on the last day,” PSG coach Christophe Galtier told broadcaster Amazon Prime.

“When we look back and analyse the season, we had a very difficult period after the World Cup with injuries to key players,” Galtier added.

“Our squad was severely weakened in big games and that led to us playing badly, but believe me, it is still a performance to win the league.”

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