Monaco win Ligue 1 title

Kylian Mbappe
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20 May, 2017

"I was labeled the same way when I made my debut for Lyon's as a 17-year-old, I scored my first Champions League goal and then became Ligue 1's leading scorer in 2008".

The 18-year-old put goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier on his backside with a drop of the shoulder before rolling the ball into an empty net from an acute angle. AS Monaco allowed the second least shots per game (9.5), and have given up the second least goals in the league as well (29).

Falcao came close to doubling Monaco's lead 10 minutes after Mbappe broke the deadlock but his shot was blocked by a last-ditch challenge from Florentin Pogba.

The Monaco winger with his performances this season has impressed many big European clubs and move to one of the big clubs in Europe wouldn't be a surprise at all.

Monaco secured their first Ligue 1 title since 2000 with their 2-0 win over St Etienne, their 11th victory on the bounce in what's been a very impressive season for Leonardo Jardim's young side.

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Still, "yet" and "formal" are teasing words, and Liverpool fans could be forgiven for idly daydreaming about a path to the club signing Mbappe along with van Dijk and Keita and a few others for good measure.

Today, he is wondering whether he can achieve any more than he has at Monaco this season, having made it to the Champions' League semi-final and winning Ligue 1.

After finishing a whopping 31 points behind PSG in third place last season, Monaco completely turned things around to seal an eighth title overall.

"But the truth is that in order to grow it is important to play and this year the club allowed him to play more often".

Mourinho has continued Manchester United's revamp of the scouting department, and claims from Spain on Friday say the club have already agreed a deal for Espanyol's young midfielder Arnau Puigmal. Falcao was arguably Monaco's key player this season, certainly for his goals - 21 in just 29 league games - but also by setting an example.


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