Lille draw hands PSG Ligue 1 title

It is now six Ligue 1 titles in seven seasons for PSG after the side retained the trophy courtesy of Lille's 0-0 draw at Toulouse.

The result sees Paris Saint Germain win the Ligue 1 title for an eighth time, only Saint-Etienne and Marseille have won France's top flight on more occasions.   -  AP

Paris Saint-Germain wrapped up the Ligue 1 title without having to kick a ball on Sunday as second-placed Lille drew 0-0 away at Toulouse, leaving it 16 points behind PSG with just five games remaining.

The result finally sees the capital club crowned champion for a sixth time in seven seasons ahead of facing Monaco in the late kick-off.

Thomas Tuchel's men squandered several earlier opportunities to retain the crown, failing to win any of their previous three matches as they stumbled towards the finish line.

But, in truth, the title has long been a formality, with PSG enjoying a comfortable buffer in yet another dominant domestic campaign.

It is the club's eighth Ligue 1 title in its history. Only Saint-Etienne and Marseille have won France's top flight on more occasions.

PSG can make it a double in Tuchel's maiden campaign at the helm by retaining the Coupe de France when it faces Rennes at the Stade de France next weekend.