French Ligue 1
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Troyes 0-9 Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates four goals and another title

Paris St-Germain were crowned French champions with two months to spare as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four in a 9-0 demolition of bottom side Troyes.

Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot put them 3-0 up inside 19 minutes before Ibrahimovic struck three within 10 minutes in the second half.

Matthieu Saunier scored an own goal and Cavani made it 8-0 before Ibrahimovic added his fourth.

PSG have now won six Ligue 1 titles.

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How PSG won it

Laurent Blanc's men clinched their fourth-successive title in style with the biggest away win in the history of the competition.

They did it with just one defeat in 30 games after they were beaten 2-1 by Lyon in February, and the latest win took their goal difference to +62, with just 15 league goals conceded.

They have won 24 of their 30 games and Ibrahimovic has scored 31 goals in 25 appearances to add to Cavani's 16 in 27.

Defeat left Troyes, who had Lossemy Karaboue sent off in the 64th minute, eight points adrift of second-from-bottom Toulouse with a goal difference of -47.

Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint Germain
Edinson Cavani leads his PSG team-mates in celebration

What next for Zlatan and Co?

Having confirmed their dominance of the domestic scene, PSG will now attempt to transfer their success onto the Champions League stage.

Blanc's side beat Chelsea 4-2 on aggregate in the last 16 of this season's competition and will find out their quarter-final opponents when the draw takes place in Nyon on Friday.

Pressure is mounting on Blanc and his players to deliver in Europe after the huge investment from the club's wealthy Qatari owners.

But their hopes of becoming a Champions League force in future seasons could depend on their ability to keep Ibrahimovic, 34, and Cavani, who have both been linked with moves to the Premier League.

Sweden legend Ibrahimovic has been touted as a possible Manchester United target, and is out of contract this summer.

The stats you need to know

  • Paris St-Germain won the league with 62 days and eight games to spare, a record for any of Europe's 'big five' domestic leagues.
  • In 115 appearances in Ligue 1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic now has 102 goals and 35 assists.
  • This win was the sixth time this season that PSG have scored four goals or more in a Ligue 1 game.
  • This title is PSG's sixth overall and their fourth in a row.

Line-ups

Troyes

  • 1Dreyer
  • 31NgcongcaSubstituted forKaraboueat 64'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 11De Castro LourençoSubstituted forMartialat 86'minutes
  • 5Saunier
  • 35DaboSubstituted forConfaisat 45'minutes
  • 14Rodrigues CorrêaBooked at 73mins
  • 23Camus
  • 10Nivet
  • 25Pi
  • 27Jean
  • 9Gueye

Substitutes

  • 2Martial
  • 8Darbion
  • 16Grandel
  • 18Ben Saada
  • 24Karaboue
  • 29Othon
  • 33Confais

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der WielSubstituted forMarquinhosat 45'minutes
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 27Pastore
  • 4Stambouli
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMaxwellat 61'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 61'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 17Maxwell
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 33Nkunku
Referee:
Francois Letexier
Attendance:
19,184

Match Stats

Home TeamTroyesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home16
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away15
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 9.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 9.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a through ball following a fast break.

Corner, Troyes. Conceded by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Corner, Troyes. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Attempt missed. Babacar Gueye (Troyes) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jessy Pi.

Substitution

Substitution, Troyes. Johan Martial replaces Rincon.

Attempt missed. Fabien Camus (Troyes) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jessy Pi.

Hand ball by Babacar Gueye (Troyes).

Attempt blocked. Babacar Gueye (Troyes) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Corentin Jean.

Attempt blocked. David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Benjamin Nivet.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Alois Confais.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Matthieu Dreyer.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Goal!

Goal! Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 8. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Lossemy Karaboue (Troyes) is shown the red card.

Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Lossemy Karaboue (Troyes) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Thiago Xavier (Troyes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thiago Xavier (Troyes).

Attempt missed. Thiago Xavier (Troyes) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Fabien Camus with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Troyes. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Attempt saved. Jessy Pi (Troyes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lossemy Karaboue.

Substitution

Substitution, Troyes. Lossemy Karaboue replaces Anele Ngcongca.

Attempt missed. Jessy Pi (Troyes) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Babacar Gueye.

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

Babacar Gueye (Troyes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Maxwell replaces Adrien Rabiot.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ángel Di María.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Anele Ngcongca.

Goal!

Own Goal by Matthieu Saunier, Troyes. Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 7.

Attempt missed. Thiago Xavier (Troyes) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jessy Pi.

Goal!

Goal! Troyes 0, Paris Saint Germain 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th March 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG30245177156277
2Monaco301313444341052
3Nice30138943331047
4Lyon301371047331446
5Rennes30111274236645
6Nantes30111182928144
7Caen30134133239-743
8Saint-Étienne30126123334-142
9Lille3091382524140
10Marseille3081574031939
11Lorient3091294142-139
12Angers30109112931-239
13Bastia30116132831-339
14Bordeaux30911103848-1038
15Montpellier30106143635136
16Guingamp3098133645-935
17Reims3089133443-933
18GFC Ajaccio30712113140-933
19Toulouse30511143248-1626
20Troyes3028202168-4714
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