Montpellier win Ligue 1 title

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Montpellier win Ligue 1 title

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Montpellier won their final Ligue 1 match of the season against Auxerre to claim their first-ever French league crown on Sunday.

Nigeria’s John Utaka scored a brace of goals to hand René Girard’s men a narrow 2-1 win and this result sees them finish 3 points above Paris Saint Germain after they downed Lorient at the Stade du Moustoir.

Elsewhere third placed Lille thumped Nancy 4-1 while Nice stunned Lyon 4-3 at the Stade Gerland.