2014-15 Champions: Stat me up!

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17/05/2015

Take a look at the key stats behind newly crowned champions Paris Saint-Germain's third consecutive Ligue 1 title.

80: With one match left to play, Paris Saint-Germain boast a points total of 80, and with a win to end the season in Week 38, the capital club would come within three points of their record-breaking haul of 86 points from last season.

80: Best attack - 80 goals (top last season 84) average of 2.2 goals per game - next best OL, OM with 2.0. Last season also averaged 2.2 per match, with 84 goals in 38 encounters. However, whereas last season the capital club topped the league's defensive table with just 23 goals conceded, this time around they are only on track for fourth place, having conceded 34 goals in 37 matches.

>> LEAGUE TABLES - Attack

0: Paris Saint-Germain boast the proud record of no home losses in Ligue 1 for season 2014-15, notching a tally of 14 wins and four draws in 18 matches at the Parc des Princes. Laurent Blanc's men can equal last season's tally of 15 home wins (three draws, one loss) with a win at home to Reims on the final day.

 

Last season's sole blemish at home in the league - 2-1 to Rennes in Week 36 - came just after PSG had learned that Monaco's 1-1 draw in Guingamp earlier in the day had secured a second-straight title for the capital club.

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2: Paris Saint-Germain will end the season in second place in terms of matches played away from home, their nine wins, seven draws and three losses seeing them claim just one point fewer than table-toppers AS Monaco with 35 points from 11 wins, five draws and two losses ahead of their final-day trip to Lorient.

Paris topped the away table last season with 41 points from 12 wins, five draws and just two losses on the road.

>> LEAGUE TABLES - Away

5: Undefeated by sides in the top five: PSG's record against OL, Monaco, OM and ASSE reads: eight games played, four won, four drawn, 14 goals scored for with only four against. While the capital club drew twice with both Lyon and Monaco, they claimed clean sweeps over Saint-Etienne (5-0 in Week 4 and 1-0 in Week 22) and arch-rivals Marseille, beating OM 2-0 at the Parc des Princes in Week 13 before coming from behind to claim a 3-2 win at the Stade Vélodrome in Week 31 as they kicked into gear for a searing end-of-season performance.

8: PSG striker Edinson Cavani has been tearing it up in recent weeks, scoring eight goals in his last in five matches - half his season tally of 16, including a hat-trick in the win over Guingamp in Week 36 - and should he score again this season, he will beat his total from season 2013-14.

>> All Edinson Cavani's Ligue 1 goals from season 2014-14 (links to video)

2: The champions have two players in the top ten on the goal-scoring chart: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (19) and Edinson Cavani (16) in third and fourth places respectively behind Olympique Lyonnais' Alexandre Lacazette (27) and Olympique de Marseille's André-Pierre Gignac (20). Lyon are the only other side to boast two top-ten scorers.

>> Top scorers

2: PSG have notched two six-goal hauls this season: the first, a 6-1 thrashing of Lille in Week 34, is the highest-scoring five-goal win of the season so far, while the second, Week 36's 6-0 hammering of Guingamp, is the biggest win for any club in the current campaign.

PSG are also the only Ligue 1 side to have won two matches by a five-goal margin: the Lille win and their 5-0 triumph over Saint-Etienne in Week 4.

3: Three players fly the Parisian colours in the top ten of the assists table: Javier Pastore (10) is second only to Olympique de Marseille's Dimitri Payet (15); Marco Verratti (7) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (6) are in ninth and tenth places respectively.

>> Assists table

60%: Paris Saint-Germain dominated possession in season 2014-15, having the ball an average of 60% of the time (61% last season) - playing 28,168 balls in 37 matches (last season 29,456 in 38 matches). Their nearest rivals in this domain are Olympique Lyonnais with 23,640.

>> STATS: Possession

3,133: Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore sit in the top two places in terms of balls played by individual players for the current campaign, with 3,133 for the former and 2,812 for the latter. Thiago Motta is also in the top ten, his 2,400 balls played taking him to fifth place.

>> STATS: Balls played (by player)

23: Fittingly for a title-winning side, Paris Saint-Germain have won a league-best 23 matches for a 62.2% win rate in Ligue 1 this season. This is down from their performance of 27 wins last time around (71.1 % win rate), when Laurent Blanc's men set a new record to beat 26-win season performances from Stade de Reims (1959-60), AS Monaco (1960-61) and FC Nantes (1965-66 and 1979-80).

>> STATS: Season records

8: As well as clinching the title and confirming their blistering end to the season, Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 Week 37 win over Montpellier saw them equal Olympique de Marseille for the season's longest winning run of eight matches. Their run began with Week 30's 3-1 win over FC Lorient and has included a 6-1 win over Lille and the 6-0 demolition of Guingamp, both at the Parc des Princes, and has featured 28 goals scored for seven conceded with 24 points taken.

A win at home to Reims on the final day could take their total to nine, but they would still be two matches short of Bordeaux's record of 11 consecutive Ligue 1 wins in a single season (2008-09 - when Blanc coached les Girondins to a league and league cup double). However, it would leave them in with a chance of besting the all-time record 14-match winning run set by Bordeaux at the end of season 2008-09 and beginning of 2009-10.    

6: Paris Saint-Germain have conceded just six defeats (37 wins, 14 draws) in all competitions in a season that has so far comprised 57 official matches. On only one occasion have Blanc's men lost twice in a row - all the way back in Week 18, when they came unstuck 1-0 in Guingamp the weekend after a 3-1 Champions League group-stage loss in Barcelona.

>> FIXTURES/RESULTS: Paris Saint-Germain

>> MATCH REPORT: Paris clinch title hat-trick

>> 2014-15 Champions: The keys to success








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