Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 2018-19 Champion
DBasia.news – PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) 3-1 victory over AS Monaco in Week 33 of the Ligue 1, Monday (22/4) WIB, locking up the Ligue 1 title 2018-19. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick and another goal was scored by Aleksandr Golovin.
PSG won the eighth Ligue 1 title and Mbappe had the chance to win the Ligue 1 top score as he has now scored 30 goals, followed by Nicolas Pepe (19 goals) and Edinson Cavani (17 goals).
The match in Paris was also tinged with several moments, such as the players wearing special jerseys with pictures of Notre Dame Church in front and Notre Dame writing on the back.
The special shirt was prepared to show concern for the historic building that became the French icon, as some time ago the silent witnesses of World War I and II was burned down on the roof of the building.
Besides that, the match was also special because Neymar returned to play after recovering from a long injury he suffered since last February. The trophy is getting more special for the Brazilian right-back, Dani Alves.
The 35-year-old player broke the world record through the 39th title in his professional career. Most of the trophies he won when defending Barcelona for eight years (2008-2016) through achievement: three Champions League titles and six LaLiga.
Edinson Cavani, the 32-year-old striker, who has played for PSG from 2013 has also won 17 trophies with the club: five Ligue 1, four French Cups, five French League Cups and three French Super Cups.
Cavani’s contract expires next year. But, the chance of his departure from PSG is quite open next summer as he has led everything for Les Parisiens.
“Many things happened this season. Each year is different. The most important thing is to be able to maintain the integrity of the team together,” Cavani told Canal +.
“My future? I have a contract here. One more season. What do you want? I am fine, calm, happy with life and supporters. But in football you never know,” continued the former Napoli striker.
Also Mbappe, The 20-year-old striker confirmed his commitment to PSG regarding rumors of a transfer to Real Madrid. “I signed a contract to participate in the project at PSG. Glad to hear that Real Madrid has Zizou (Zinedine Zidane), I will watch their matches as admirers,” Mbappe said.
PSG still have the chance to end the season with one more trophy in the French Cup. Thomas Tuchel’s side will fight the Stade Rennes on Sunday (28/4) at 02.00 WIB at the Stade de France. While in Ligue 1 PSG’s remaining games against: Montpellier (1/5), Nice (4/5), Angers (11/5), Dijon (18/5), and Stade Reims (25/5).
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