Because of Mbappé's goals, PSG has virtually clinched the Ligue 1 title.

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Published: 5/22/2023 4:46:26 AM
Kylian Mbappe (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal. Photo: AFP

Kylian Mbappe (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal. Photo: AFP

Kylian Mbappe's brace propelled Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 win over Auxerre on Sunday, effectively securing the club's second consecutive Ligue 1 title and ninth in the last 11 seasons.

Mbappe's goals, his 27th and 28th in Ligue 1, came in the first eight minutes at the Stade Abbe-Deschamps, putting PSG ahead.

Auxerre equalized early in the second half through Lassine Sinayoko, but Paris held on for a win that puts them six points ahead of Lens with two games remaining.

They only need a draw away to Strasbourg next weekend to be crowned champions for the 11th time in French history.

However, with a goal difference advantage of 16 over Lens, they are almost certain to win the title even if they finish the season level on points.

Mbappe scored first, collecting a pass from Fabian Ruiz and turning home defender Gauthier Hein inside out before shooting high into the net.

Hugo Ekitike left a Lionel Messi pass for Mbappe to rifle in from the edge of the area, and it was 2-0 two minutes later.

For the hosts, Rayan Raveloson hit the crossbar late in the first half, and Nuno da Costa headed on a long clearance downfield for Sinayoko to run through and score six minutes after the break.

PSG had hoped to celebrate league victory on Sunday, but Lens' 3-1 victory in Lorient earlier in the day meant they would have to wait at least another week regardless of their result in Auxerre.

With two games remaining in the season, Auxerre is still one point and one place above the relegation zone.

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