PSG claim Ligue 1 title in style

Paris Saint-German secured their fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title in record-breaking fashion as they hammered Troyes 9-0 on Sunday. 

PSG claimed the title with eight games to spare, easily surpassing the previous record of five games set by Lyon in 2007.

Edison Cavani opened the scoring for PSG in the 14th minute before Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot made it 3-0 just five minutes later.

With the floodgates well and truly open, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the spotlight early in the second half as he found the back of the net in the 46th minute before firing in a superbly-timed volley to make it 5-0 in the 53rd minute.

Three minutes later, Ibrahimovic was celebrating again as he completed his hat-trick and scored his 100th Ligue 1 goal.

Troyes’ woes continued in the 59th minute as Matthieu Saunier scored an own goal before Lossemy Karaboue was shown a straight red for bringing down Cavani.

Cavani made it 8-0 in the 75th minute when he slotted the ball into the back of the net after missing a penalty, while Ibrahimovic completed the 9-0 rout when got on the scoresheet for the fourth time in the 89th minute.

With the Ligue 1 title in hand, PSG can now focus on their French Cup semi-final clash with Lorient on April 19 and their League Cup final against Lille four days later. Not only do PSG have a chance to complete the domestic treble for the second consecutive year, but they also have a chance of winning the Champions League after they beat Chelsea 4-2 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals.