Lille clinched their first Ligue 1 title since 2011 as they beat Angers 2-1 away on Sunday, becoming only the second club since 2013 to break Paris St Germain's dominance. A goal by Jonathan David and a Burak Yilmaz penalty put Christophe Galtier's side on 83 points, one ahead of defending champions PSG, who had won seven of the eight previous titles and snatched a 2-0 win at Stade Brest. "It was a long, tough day, we were under a lot of pressure and beating PSG on the last day is outstanding," said Galtier, who could be leaving the club after four seasons in charge following a change of president during the season.
Elsewhere, Juventus pipped Napoli to Champions League qualification while Dick Advocaat retired from management.
Club secured the crown for the first time in 10 years
Christophe Galtier’s side headed into Sunday evening’s last round of 2020/21 fixtures holding a one-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain at the summit and knowing that a win away at Angers would see them claim only a fourth French top-flight title. Angelo Fulgini did reduce the deficit for Angers in second-half stoppage time, but Lille - who finished fourth last season - held on to claim a crucial 2-1 victory and complete a remarkable story. Rivals PSG needed to win at relegation-threatened Brest and hope that Lille did not beat Angers, though a 2-0 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s men sealed thanks to Kylian Mbappe - crowned Ligue 1 player of the year in addition to winning the Golden Boot - and a Romain Faivre own goal was ultimately in vain.