Bayern Munich win Bundesliga for tenth consecutive season as Lionel Messi’s goal helps PSG claim the French crown
Paris St. Germain and Bayern Munich have won their respective Ligue 1 and Bundesliga titles.
SG were defeated 1-1 by Lens at the Parc des Princes but were 16 points ahead of nearest challenger Marseille, who have five games left and play in Reims on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel as PSG coach in January 2021, has guided the club to their 10th French title in his first full season as coach, winning the first league title of his coaching career.
Lionel Messi’s fourth league goal of the season put PSG ahead in the second half after Lens defender Kevin Danso was sent off for his second yellow card, and Corentin Jean’s late equalizer failed to spoil the party.
Bayern clinched their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title in style, defeating closest rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in Der Classic at the Allianz Arena.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team pulled away 12 points from Dortmund with three games left thanks to goals from Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala.
Musiala’s late third goal sealed the win after Emre Can’s second-half penalty had reduced the deficit to 2-1 for Dortmund.
Monaco climbed into third place in Ligue 1 after a 4-1 win at St Etienne, with Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland leading in the first half.
Wahbi Khazri equalized for St Etienne before the break but an own goal from Timothee Kolodziejczak and Myron Boadu secured Monaco victory.
Lyon scored five at home and beat Montpellier 5-2, with Houssem Aouar scoring a second-half brace.
Sepe Elye Wahi and Teji Savanier scored for Montpellier in first-half added time to parry goals from Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and Thiago Mendes ahead of Aouar’s brace and another shot from Karl Toko Ekambi.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen moved up to third after a 4-1 win at bottom Greuther Fürth, who were doomed to relegation.
Jetro Willems gave the home side an early lead but Patrik Schick and Sardar Azmoun gave Leverkusen a 2-1 lead at half-time before more goals from Paulinho and Exequiel Palacios followed.
RB Leipzig slipped to fourth place after conceding two late goals in the 2-1 home defeat to relegation candidate Hertha Berlin.
Leipzig led through Yussuf Poulsen until the 86th minute, but Sven Michel and Kevin Behrens scored for Hertha to lift them out of the last three.
Lars Stindl’s injury-time header secured Borussia Mönchengladbach a 3-3 draw at Freiburg, two points behind Leipzig in the race for the top four.
In Italy, holders Inter Milan topped Serie A with a 3-1 win over Roma at the San Siro to celebrate their fourth straight win.
Goals from Denzel Dumfries, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez put Inter ahead and Henrikh Mkhitaryan answered for Roma in the closing stages.
Inter are a point ahead of arch-rivals AC Milan, who play at Lazio on Sunday, while Roma remain fifth and five points adrift of the top four.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/bayern-munich-clinch-tenth-consecutive-bundesliga-as-lionel-messi-goal-helps-psg-claim-french-crown-41581456.html Bayern Munich win Bundesliga for tenth consecutive season as Lionel Messi’s goal helps PSG claim the French crown