Timo Weah and Lille win Ligue 1 title; Celtic results put into new context

By John McGinley

May 23, 2021

Former Celtic attacker Timo Weah and his Lille side have won Ligue 1 against all the odds and the super riches of Paris Saint-Germain.

A 2-1 victory away to Angers tonight was enough for Lille to finish one point ahead of PSG.

It’s a stunning title win, Lille’s first in a decade, and all credit has to go to manager Christophe Galtier.

Galtier of course took charge of the French side against Celtic this season as our Europa League Group H opponents.

The Bhoys managed to earn a creditable draw away from home in France, then picked up a thrilling 3-2 win at Celtic Park.

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The victory was one of the highlights of a dismal season. David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro announced themselves as real talents that night.

Now, after Lille’s unlikely Ligue 1 triumph, those European results have been put into new context. It turns out they were much better than most people thought at the time!

We went toe-to-toe with the best team in France this year and overcame them. It’s just a shame we were so rubbish against AC Milan and Sparta Prague.

Lille would go through to the Europa League Round of 32, where they were knocked out by Ajax.

Former Celtic attacker Timo Weah / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

As for Weah? Well, he’s added a Ligue 1 medal to the Scottish Premiership one earned on loan at Celtic from PSG in 2019. He also made league appearances in the 2017/18 season when PSG won the title.

He featured 37 times in all competitions for Lille this term, including 28 in the French top-flight.

Congratulations Timo!

In other news, Fran Alonso’s class Twitter post after Celtic demolish rivals again.


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