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30-Goal Ibra v Falcao?

Zlatan Ibrahimvic has become the first French Ligue 1 player to score 30 goals in one season, since former Marseille legend Jean-Pierre Papin in 1990.

The serial title machine has simply been on fire this season, and has been far too hot for French top-flight defenders to handle.

Ibra’s 30th goal of the campaign came as champions PSG beat Lorient 3-1 away on an exciting last day of the season.

In typically extravagant fashion, the Swedish international skipper scored the goal by deftly directing the ball over the line with his chest.

The game was remarkable also for the fact that PSG’s third-choice goalkeeper Ronan Le Crom, on as a second-half substitute, was sent off 10 minutes from time.

With no substitute ‘keeper to call on, French international centre back Mamadou Sakho ended the match in goal, and failed to keep out Lorient's spot-kick after Le Crom's dismissal.

Lyon meanwhile, managed to secure France’s third Champions League qualification spot behind PSG and Marseille, after a 2-0 win over Rennes. They will now contest the third round playoff for next season’s Champions League.

Back at PSG, the title celebrations continue, even with a shadow of doubt regarding the future of manager and Real Madrid target, Carlo Ancelotti.

30-goal hero Ibra at least, has promised to stay to lead the club’s attack next season.

And with Monaco spending money like PSG did to establish themselves as European force, the Ligue 1 should be intriguing next time around.

Monaco are on the verge of signing Colombian goal machine Radamel Falcao, and he and Ibra could well have an eye-popping tussle for goal supremacy next season.

The Ligue 1 could be a two horse race between a pair of European football’s richest teams, spearheaded by a duo of thoroughbred strikers of the highest pedigree.

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