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May 16, 2015 at 8pm UK at Stade de la Mosson
MontpellierMontpellier HSC
1-2
PSGParis Saint-Germain
Mounier (40')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Matuidi (17'), Lavezzi (25')

Result: Paris Saint-Germain win third Ligue 1 title in a row after Montpellier win

Paris Saint-Germain retain their Ligue 1 crown with a 2-1 victory at Montpellier HSC.

Paris Saint-Germain have become Ligue 1 champions for the third successive year after beating Montpellier HSC 2-1 this evening.

Laurent Blanc's men were almost ahead inside the opening 10 minutes as Ezequiel Lavezzi missed a free header from Maxwell's cross before Edinson Cavani fired over the bar moments later.

Paris Saint-Germain's players congratulate their French midfielder Blaise Matuidi (L) after he scored a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier (MHSC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on May 16, 2015© Getty Images

PSG did take the lead on 17 minutes when poor defending in the Montpellier back line allowed Blaise Matuidi to stroke the ball into the bottom corner, past a helpless Jonathan Ligali.

Les Parisiens doubled their advantage in the 25th minute when a well-placed cross from Serge Aurier was met by Lavezzi, who duly turned his effort beyond Ligali's reach.

La Paillade almost found themselves three down inside the opening 31 minutes when Cavani was afforded space in the area to shoot, but the young Montpellier keeper was able to tip the Uruguayan's shot around the left-hand post.

Instead, the hosts managed to pull a goal back in comical fashion as a shot from Anthony Mounier, which was almost certainly intended to be a cross, managed to lob Salvatore Sirigu and dip under the crossbar.

Montpellier were not far away from equalising early in the second half as substitute Bryan Dabo drilled a shot wide of the target.

Midway through the second period, they wasted a golden opportunity to get back on level terms when Lucas Barrios supplied a tantalising low cross which Kevin Berigaud was unable to latch onto.

PSG came close to finding a third goal late on as Javier Pastore struck the woodwork in stoppage time, but they were able to hold on for victory that confirms their title triumph and takes them two-thirds of the way towards a first domestic treble in French history.

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Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Blaise Matuidi is congratuled by teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Evian/Thonon on April 23, 2014
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