Paris Saint-Germain traveled to Lyon yesterday afternoon, while second placed Marseille had to take three points against Toulouse to keep their theoretical chance at the league title to live on.
When Carlo Ancelotti’s men in Paris Saint-Germain arrived in Lyon just before 19 it was clear that Marseille won their match 2-1 – and that the league is still alive.
Tonight Paris Saint-Germain still has a chance of securing their first league title since 1994 if they beat Lyon away.
– We have been waiting for this title a long time, it does not matter how we win it, says Carlo Ancelotti day before the match.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a chance to bring home his tenth league title in his career. This is if we are including the two in Juventus 2004/05 and 2005/06 which the club was later taken away because of the Calciopoli scandal. In addition to the second season at Ajax (2002/03) and his last season in Milan (2011/12) Ibrahimovic has managed the feat of winning the national title every year during his professional career. This year seems to be no exception.
– It’s very simple, Zlatan is a winner. He is incredibly professional and work hard. His goals are very clear, says Carlo Ancelotti days before the match.
In a internatinell comparison Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s titles hindsight is already somewhat unique. If PSG manages to win tonight, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, along with permanent teammate Maxwell, step into an exclusive group of players who have won the league in four different tradition-bound soccer countries in Europe.
But with a tenth league title (the two in Juventus included) Zlatan Ibrahimovic sails up in splendid isolation among modern footballer and is also the only one to have picked home league titles in six different clubs in Europe.
– He came here to win something, to win their ninth league title. It’s amazing, he has an incredible track record, says Ancelotti.
Despite the praises of Zlatan Ibrahimovic chose PSG coach Ancelotti not to nominate Zlatan for this year’s top player in the French league.