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Three seasons ago, Lille were battling relegation, and just yesterday night, they managed to cause one of the biggest upsets in the last 10 years, by lifting the French Ligue 1.
For only the second time in nine seasons, PSG failed to lift the league, and perhaps this is an indication of the change in hands of power in the French league. PSG went into the final match day one point behind Lille and needed Lille to drop points, to have any hope of lifting the league. While PSG held up their side, Lille ran out with a 2-1 victory against Angers, making them champions for the first time in ten years.

PSG had the financial backing, Lille had the will and teamwork over the season. Crashing out of the Champions League in the semifinal, and lifting just a domestic trophy, PSG are beginning to look lost.

Lille have Christophe Galtier and PSG to thank for their campaign. Four of the key players in Lille’s campaign were former PSG players – goalkeeper Mike Maignan who kept the most clean sheet in the league, midfielder Boubakary Soumare, and forwards Jonathan Ikone and Timothy Weah.

Lille made use of only 21 players to claim their fifth title, the fewest amount of players in the league. Given they also reached the knockout stages of the Europa League, it’s all the more remarkable, and adds to the credit that manager Galtier fully deserves.

With Mbappe currently on the last year of his contract, should he move on this summer, things could only get worse for PSG. Neymar has proven to be the one of the best players of his generation, but sometimes just happens to fall short when needed the most. Perhaps the time has finally come for a change in hands of power in the French league.

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