Congratulations, Paris Saint-Germain! The Parisian club has confirmed their 8th title in history even before getting into the Parc des Princes to play against Monaco. That’s because 2nd-placed Lille did not win their match, making it mathematically impossible for them to equalize PSG in the number of points. PSG weren’t brilliant. In fact, I think it was one of their weakest seasons since they became this rich club. They’ve been pathetically knocked out of the UEFA Champions League after winning away 2-0. Neymar and other players did not show the commitment, and they weren’t even that good at the French league. However, they were good enough to win it. Comparing to Barcelona, Liverpool, Man City, Juventus, I think this PSG side has so much to improve.
But who cares? PSG supporters and players need to enjoy the ride. Enjoy this moment. And what a moment for Kylian Mbappe. What a season. World Cup winner with France, Ligue 1 Champion… And three goals against his former club, Monaco! PSG beat Monaco 3-1 at the Parc des Princes with a hat trick from the youth talent. Mbappe is maybe alongside Vinicius Junior the heirs of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the World Football. Not saying they are at the same level as the two beasts, nor that they will get there. But that they will kinda be able to fill the gap these two will let out in our hearts.
Also, the match marked the Neymar Jr return to the pitch. He seemed to be anxious to get back in action. His last match was against Strasbourg, back in January, when he injured his fifth metatarsal of the right foot. He replaced Kurzawa in the interval and did well. Pulled out some key passes, cool dribbles, and all the Neymar skills we’re used to. The only thing he did not get was the goal.
PSG broke the deadlock at 15, as Diaby picked out Mbappe, who poked it past Benaglio. With 38 on the clock, Mbappe got his second, as Daniel Alves let him in conditions to score from close-range. The French International would complete his hat trick at 55, as he tapped in Alves’ good cross. Furthermore, Monaco would deservedly get their consolation, as Golovin scored at 80.
Monaco even ended up with more attempts than PSG, but they lacked that last touch to score. Much of the 3-1 is due to PSG’s powerful attack as well. We can say that PSG will play the remaining games with their heads at the preseason. We cannot say the same as Monaco, as they are fighting against relegation. Let’s see how the Ligue 1 will end up. Once more, congratulations, PSG!