PSG clinch French league title in March with 9-0 win
Published 13/03/2016 | 17:18
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four goals as Paris St Germain wrapped up their fourth successive Ligue 1 title in stunning style with an 9-0 thrashing of sorry 10-man Troyes.
The current champions wasted no time in stamping their authority on the game and raced into a three-goal lead inside 20 minutes.
Edinson Cavani was first to net with little over 10 minutes played after the Uruguayan intercepted a shocking back pass before slotting beyond Matthieu Dreyer at the second attempt.
Javier Pastore was next to get in on the act, dribbling his way through a half-hearted Troyes defence, before Adrien Rabiot added PSG's third, prodding home after Cavani saw his initial effort well-saved by Dreyer.
The interval did little to stem Laurent Blanc's team's flow and, in a matter of seconds, Ibrahimovic grabbed a customary goal with a neat finish from the edge of the area following some good link-up play with Cavani.
And the big Sweden international had not finished there as he secured a first league hat-trick this season with less than an hour played.
Firstly PSG's top scorer latched on to Angel Di Maria's pass before powering a well-taken first-time effort beyond Dreyer.
Then his successful afternoon was wrapped up after 55 minutes with an equally-confident finish from Layvin Kurzawa's cut-back.
The hosts' afternoon continued to go from bad to worse as Mathieu Saunier put through his own net to make it 7-0 before Lossemy Karaboue was given his marching orders for hauling down Cavani inside the area.
The Uruguay international saw his spot-kick saved but bundled home the rebound to make it 8-0 to the visitors.
And there was still time for Ibrahimovic to add his fourth of the game, finishing with his left foot from inside the area to claim his 101st league goal for the newly-crowned champions.