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With eight games to go, PSG have won the French championship after superb nine-goal rout

Zlatan Ibrahimovic racked up four goals as the Parisians eased to a fourth-successive title.

Image: Thibault Camus/AP/Press Association Images

WE’RE ONLY IN mid-March but the French championship already has its winner.

Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain needed a victory away to Troyes this afternoon to secure their fourth-successive title and they did it in style.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a nine-minute hat-trick and added his fourth late on.

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani grabbed a brace, Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot were also on the mark and Matthieu Saunier put through his own net as PSG put up a 9-0 demolition.

After their midweek win over Chelsea in the Champions League, this was just another statement of intent from the club.

France Soccer League One Source: Associated Press

For Ibrahimovic, his haul brought him over the century mark for Ligue 1 goals.

Incredibly, he’s now managed 101 in just 115 French top-flight games.

The game was over after 19 minutes – PSG had already scored three by that stage before Zlatan stepped up in the second-half to take centre stage.

Laurent Blanc now has four championships to his name as manager having won with Bordeaux in 2009.

PSG are well placed for a clean sweep.

They’re n the semi-finals of the Cup and League Cup, having already won the Trophee des Champions last summer.

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