It was another record breaking weekend for Paris Saint-Germain, who won their fourth consecutive, and sixth overall, French Ligue 1 title on Sunday, setting a new record by wrapping up the league after just 30 matches.
The French giants showed their growing dominance in Europe in midweek by knocking Premier League champions Chelsea out of the Champions League and continued their celebrations domestically with a sensational 9-0 victory at Troyes.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed four, including a ten-minute hat-trick, to steer Laurent Blanc’s men to the title – 62 days before the season’s end. Even the Troyes supporters were in awe of the champions as they applauded the away side during the match.
It was a day full of records for the Parisians. Some of the records they broke include:
- In winning the Ligue 1 title with eight matches remaining, PSG eclipsed the previous record of five set by Lyon in the 2006/07 season.
- By winning the 2015/16 Ligue 1 title on 13 March, PSG broke the previous league record by more than a month as the earliest championship secured before today was 15 April.
- PSG set the all-time record of winning a league with eight matches remaining in the top flights of Spain, England, Germany, Italy and France.
- Their 9-0 win at Troyes is also the biggest away victory in Ligue 1 history.
- With Ibrahimovic’s four goals on the day, he has now scored an astonishing 102 league goals in 115 matches. He becomes the fastest player to score 100 goals in Ligue 1 since Carlos Bianchi did it in 110 games.
- PSG head coach Laurent Blanc won a third successive league title, tying Albert Batteux, Robert Herbin and Paul Le Guen.