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Strasbourg’s win over PSG is further proof of their remarkable return

Six years ago ago Strasbourg were playing in the fifth tier of French football. On Saturday they beat Paris Saint-Germain

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

Monaco and Lyon picked up somewhat lucky wins to keep the battle for the Champions League places alive this weekend, but the top story in Ligue 1 was easily Strasbourg’s shock 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain. The leaders are still nine points clear of their nearest challengers, Lyon, and do not look like being reeled in, but this win is further proof of the remarkable return of one of eastern France’s most storied clubs. Strasbourg is a city with a a complicated cultural past that is caught between two countries, so it is fitting that its football team is similarly star-crossed.

Le Racing were founded in 1906 and are one of France’s oldest clubs. They have a decorated history that includes titles in all of France’s major competitions – the Championship in 1979, the Coupe de France in 1951, 1966, 2001 and the Coupe de la Ligue in 1997 and 2005 – but it would be an understatement to say they have fallen on hard times in the last few years.

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