Lens and Lyon go down to wire
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The league leaders started the game a point clear ahead of nearest rivals Lyon and ended that way as well after they beat Guingamp.
Senegalese international striker Diouf eased any nerves the side might have had early on with a goal after only 15 minutes.
The home side then wasted further chances to double their advantage before defender Coulibaly netted a second just before the break.
Just before the hour mark the title was secured after two goals in two minutes gave the home side an unassailable advantage.
Firstly Diouf bagged his second of the game on 53 minutes, before midfielder Moreira sent the home fans in jubilant celebrations with a fourth moments later.
Didier Drogba did pull one goal back for the visitors, but it was not enough to prevent Lens securing their second championship in the last five seasons.
Elsewhere Lyon kept up their bid to beat Lens to the title with a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Bordeaux despite both sides finishing with 10 men.
Former Barcelona and Monaco striker Sonny Anderson netted the only goal of the game with a clinical strike after 68 minutes.
Both teams finished a man short after Marc Vivien-Foe and Christophe Dugarry were shown red cards after 33 minutes.
Auxerre are out of the title chase despite earning a come from behind 1-1 draw against Monaco.
Djibril Cisse netted in the second half, to cancel out Shabani Nonda's strike after 19 minutes, however the point was not enough to maintain their interest in the title hunt.
Despite Paris Saint Germain's 2-0 home victory over Metz at the Parc Des Princes it was not enough to push the side into third, after Auxerre earned a point at Monaco.
After a goalless first half former Guingamp midfielder Fabrice Fiorese fired the home side ahead on the hour mark, before Brazilian striker Ronaldinho secured the three points eight minutes later.
Lorient's eansured they have a chance to avoid the drop after earning a last minute 2-2 draw at home to Marseille, despite the visitors finishing the match with only nine men.
Lucio Fernando fired L'OM after 32 minutes for a half time advantage. However, Jean-Claude Darchville equalised from the penalty spot after 76 minutes with Piotr Swierczewski being dismissed for receiving his second yellow card.
Only minutes later Daniel Van Buyten was shown a straight red card, but despite having only nine men the visitors retook the lead after Lamine Sakho scored with only four minutes remaining.
However, the drama had not finished and the home fans faith was rewarded when Nicolas Esceth equalised with virtually the last kick of the game.
Montpellier earned all three points in their mid table battle against Nantes after netting three goals in the closing stages of the match.
After a quiet first half the contest burst into life in the final quarter after Eric Djemba-Djemba was sent off for picking up a second yellow card.
The home side made the extra man count when Habib Bomogo broke the deadlock with 13 minutes remaining and opening the floodgates.
Further goals from defender Pascal Fugier and striker Fode Mansare in the last ten minutes earned a flattering score line for the home side.
Troyes continued their fine season after a well earned a 3-0 home win over Bastia.
Nicolas Gousse fired the home side ahead after 50 minutes before former French international striker Patrice Loko doubled their lead eight minutes later.
Mehdi Meniri ensured the match finished on a high note with a late goal to complete the rout.
Meanwhile a solitary Olivier Monterubbio goal after 72 minutes earned Rennes a 1-0 win over Sedan, whilst Sochaux and Lille played out a 0-0 draw at the Stade Bonal.
Le Championnat Results:
Bordeaux 0 Lyon 1
Lens 4 Guingamp 1
Lorient 2 Marseille 2
Monaco 1 Auxerre 1
Montpellier 3 Nantes 0
PSG 2 Metz 0
Rennes 1 Sedan 0
Sochaux 0 Lille 0
Troyes 3 Bastia 0
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