PSG made to wait for Ligue 1 crown by Marseille

Kylian Mbappe of PSG, Romain Thomas of Angers during the Ligue 1 match between Angers SCO and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Raymond Kopa on April 20, 2022 in Angers, France.

Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) were made to wait for their record-equalling 10th Ligue 1 crown by Marseille.

PSG managed to beat Angers 3-0 away from home but a 3-2 win for Marseille in another encounter ensured their confirmation as French Champions goes on for a few more days.

Goals by Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, and Marquinhos gave the visitors a comfortable win that moved them to 77 points, leading second-placed Marseille by 15 points with five games left.

Should PSG avoid defeat at the Parc des Princes against RC Lens on Saturday, they will clinch the title that puts them level on 10 with Saint-Etienne, who won their titles between 1957 and 1981.

With Lionel Messi and Marco Verratti missing the game through injury, PSG needed to find their creative spark from elsewhere.

PSG still proved to be a cut above with Mbappe putting them ahead with his 22nd league goal of the season as he fired home a low shot from just outside the box that Anthony Mandrea could only touch with the tip of his gloves on 28 minutes.

Nine minutes later, Angers reminded PSG of the threat they face Mohamed-Ali Cho striking  Keylor Navas’s post.

But PSG doubled their tally on the stroke of halftime when Ramos headed home from Angel di Maria’s cross for his second league goal of the season.

Marquinhos put the result beyond doubt in the 77th minute with a header from another perfect cross by Di Maria, who started in the absence of Messi.

PSG finished with 10 men after substitute Edouard Michut was sent off for a brutal tackle on Romain Thomas.

Though their title has been a foregone conclusion for some time now, PSG’s fans have openly expressed their displeasure after losing in the Champions League with the trio of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe failing to replicate the success expected of them.

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