🇫🇷 Lille clinch first Ligue 1 title in a decade on final day 🏆

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Emily Wilson

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On the final day of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season, Lille pipped Paris Saint-Germain to their first title since 2011.

In addition to the title race, drama ensued as multiple clubs battled for spots in Europe and to avoid relegation.

Here is how everything unfolded…


Angers 1-2 Lille

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Scorers: Fulgini 90+2′; David 10′, Yılmaz (P) 45+1′

A goal from Canadian international Jonathan David handed Lille an early lead with their first shot of the game.

Right before the half, David was taken down in the box and Burak Yılmaz scored from the spot to make it 2-0.

Late in stoppage time Angelo Fulgini pulled one back for Angers but the first-half performance was enough to secure the Lille their fourth-ever Ligue 1 title.

Angers 1
Lille 2
Full time

Brest 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain

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Scorers: Faivre (OG) 37′; Mbappé 71′

It was a back and forth affair between Brest and Paris Saint-Germain in the first half. The best chance fell to the visitors when Neymar stepped up for a penalty but he put it wide.

Just before half-time, a corner from Ángel Di María deflected off Romain Faivre to hand PSG the lead.

After the break, Brest had a wonderful chance to equalise but Keylor Navas saved the bullet header. Immediately after, Kylian Mbappé was on the counter-attack and made it 2-0.

Despite the win, Mauricio Pochettino’s side fall short of the title by one point.

Brest 0
PSG 2
Full time

Lens 0-0 Monaco

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Scorers: N/A

Monaco were on the attacking front and thought they took the lead in the first half but saw a goal overturned.

The visitors continued to have control over the match with 19 shots but only record three on target. Wissam Ben Yedder in particular saw a chance go inches wide.

Yet even with the draw, Monaco claimed the third Champions League spot over Lyon.

Lens 0
AS Monaco 0
Full time

Lyon 2-3 Nice

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Scorers: Toko Ekambi 14′, 40′; Dolberg 27′, Kamara 50′, Saliba 57′

A first-half brace from Karl Toko Ekambi had Lyon move above Monaco into the third Champions League spot despite a goal from Nice’s Kasper Dolberg.

After the break, however, goals from Hassane Kamara and William Saliba turned the tie around and Nice pull off a comeback win.

With the result, Lyon will play in the Europa League next season alongside Marseille and Nice finish ninth.

Lyon 2
Nice 3
Full time

Other results…

Nantes 1
Montpellier 2
Full time
Saint-Etienne 0
Dijon 1
Full time
Reims 1
Bordeaux 2
Full time
Rennes 2
Nîmes 0
Full time
Strasbourg 1
FC Lorient 1
Full time
Metz 1
Marseille 1
Full time

Final standings see Lille, PSG and Monaco play in the Champions League.

Lyon and Marseille will enter the Europa league and Rennes go into the Conference League.

Dijon and Nîmes are relegated while Nantes will be in the relegation playoff.