Watch: Lionel Messi bags long-range stunner to clinch Ligue 1 title for PSG


Argentine superstar Lionel Messi took centre stage on Saturday evening, as Paris Saint-Germain clinched the club's latest Ligue 1 crown.

Mauricio Pochettino's troops returned to action a short time ago, welcoming RC Lens to the Parc des Princes in the knowledge that anything but a defeat would see them open up an insurmountable advantage atop the French top-flight.

And, when all was said and done, though they failed to make it five wins on the spin, PSG did do enough to regain the title of France's standout club.

A solitary goal - netted by oft-criticised summer arrival Lionel Messi - proved enough to guide the capital giants to a share of the spoils in Paris.

After being picked out by attacking partner in crime Neymar 25 yards from goal, Messi took one touch to get the ball out of his feet, before unleashing an unstoppable left-footed effort beyond the clutches of Jean-Louis Leca in the Lens goal:

Congratulations to Paris Saint-Germain, your 2021/22 Ligue 1 champions:

Bayern make history

France, though, is not the only one of Europe's top-five leagues to have crowned a champion across the day to date.

Elsewhere, a 3-1 Der Klassiker downing of Borussia Dortmund saw Julian Nagelsmann's Bayern Munich also clinch glory in the Bundesliga, to etch the club's name ever further into the history books of European football:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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