Statattack Week 37: PSG's fifth title, third for Blanc

Ligue 1 Conforama > Weekly Focus
19/05/2015

Paris Saint-Germain's fifth league title is also a third for coach Laurent Blanc; Max-Alain Gradel continued his tremendous form in recent weeks for AS Saint-Etienne. Statattack...

Key stat of Week 37 - a fifth title for Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain sealed their third successive title and become the eighth most successful club in the history of the French top flight with five titles altogether. It is coach Laurent Blanc's third league crown after previous triumphs in 2009 and 2014, making him the ninth coach to have won at least three French league titles and the first since Gérard Houllier (1986, 2006, 2007).

PSG's 2-1 win in Montpellier was also Blanc's 50th Ligue 1 victory in charge of PSG. Since he took over, Paris have won 75 matches in all competitions and scored 233 goals, losing just 11 times and letting in just 80 goals. PSG's dominance this season has been almost complete and they have averaged 662 passes made, and 585 passes completed, per game.

Best performances

900: For the fourth season running, more than 900 goals have been scored in Ligue 1. The total number scored is 915 with one game remaining.

100: Max-Alain Gradel scored the 100th penalty of the season in Ligue 1 in AS Saint-Etienne's 2-1 win at Evian-Thonon-Gaillard FC.

48 percent: AS Monaco have scored 24 of their 50 goals in the final quarter of an hour this season (11 in the last quarter of an hour of the first half, 13 in the final quarter of an hour of the second half).

6th: For the sixth time this season, EA Guingamp duo Christophe Mandanne and Claudio Beauvue both scored in the same Ligue 1 game. Guingamp have won all six games in which their strike duo have both scored. On Saturday they beat Toulouse FC 2-1.

4: Olympique de Marseille's 4-0 win away to LOSC Lille was the first time they had scored four goals in Lille in the top flight since a 4-4 draw in November 1945 in the clubs' first-ever meeting.

2nd: Floyd Ayité's goal against SM Caen was just the second that SC Bastia have scored in the opening quarter of an hour of a game in Ligue 1 this season. They previously did so in their 3-3 draw with Olympique de Marseille in Week 1.

Max-Alain Gradel

The Saint-Etienne forward continued his outstanding form in the second half of the season with both his side's goals in their 2-1 win at Evian which kept them in contention for a podium finish.

52 percent: More than half of Gradel's career goals in Ligue 1 to date have come this season (15 out of 29).

11: Gradel has scored 11 goals in 11 Ligue 1 games going back to Week 26. That is 38 percent of all the goals he has ever scored in Ligue 1.

61 percent: Since Week 26, Gradel has converted 61 percent of all his shots on target (11 out of 18).

>> VIDEO: All the official Week 37 match highlights

>> WEEK 37 REVIEW: PSG clinch title, Evian down

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