Retro Ligue 1: CHAMPI9NS!
Before diving into the new season, PSG.FR gives you the chance to relive the highlights of the previous campaign, one that saw the Rouge et Bleu win another quadruple. Today, a focus on the league, won by the Parisians in exceptionally special circumstances.
Paris started with a fine win against Nîmes at the Parc des Princes (3-0) but tasted defeat in Round 2, at Rennes (1-2), who were the club's opponents a few weeks earlier in the Trophée des Champions, which was won by the Rouge et Bleu. Toulouse (4-0) then Metz at Saint-Symphorien (2-0) were the next to fall to the capital club, setting up an extravagant season.
Neymar, winning return
It was against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes in Round 5 that Paris Saint-Germain officially unveiled the away shirt for the season. In white, the Rouge et Bleu fought hard to unlock the Alsace club's defence, before the spotlight fell on Neymar Jr, playing his first game of the season. The Brazilian's overhead kick allowed the Parisians to open the scoring in the 92nd minute, and in style!
It was almost the same scenario a week later at Lyon as Ney scored the only goal of the game right at the end (87'), deceiving three opponents before beating Lopes with a magnificent angled shot. The Brazilian's season most definitely up and running!
If Thomas Tuchel's men then lost at home to Reims (0-2), they followed that up with 4 wins, at Bordeaux (1-0), against Angers (4-0), at Nice (4-1) and above all against Marseille (4-0), in the only Classique of the season.
Classique from Paris
The Phocéens conceded 4 goals in a half, as Icardi - full of running - scored a double to mark his first Classique. Mbappé also scored a double, against a Marseille defence that couldn't cope. The 4th goal was a masterpiece, starting with Navas and concluding with Mbappé beating Mandanda in a one-on-one. This Classique will go down in history!
Entertainment right to the end
A few days later, Paris suffered their last defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Dijon (1-2), after that going on a fantastic 15 match unbeaten run, featuring 13 wins and 2 draws. Spectacular games, at home and away, as Paris won 4-0 at a Geoffroy-Guichard on fire, against Saint-Etienne. The two games against Monao will also stay in the memory, with an incredible 3-3 at the Parc des Princes, followed by a 4-1 win on the Rocher.
At Amiens, Paris went through every emotion... Led 3-0, the Rouge et Bleu managed to equalise, before going ahead, and then finally cracking at the end of the game. 4-4 at the end of a crazy match, 4 goals against Lyon at home (4-2), the same against Bordeaux (4-3), and then one last firework display against Dijon (4-0), before the season stopped and Paris were declared champions, 12 points clear having played a game less than second-placed Marseille.
A crazy season on all levels and one that saw the capital club crowned Kings of France for the 9th time in their history.