22nd May, 2011
Lille claimed their first French league title since 1954 despite playing 2-2 with French Cup final victims Paris Saint-Germain in a heated encounter.
Lille required just a point to complete the second league and cup double in their history and they procured it despite Mathieu Bodmer’s 73nd-minute equaliser for the hosts.
Moussa Sow had put Lille ahead 14 minutes earlier, after PSG striker Guillaume Hoarau and coach Antoine Kombouare had both been dismissed to the sound of whistles raining down from the Parc des Princes tribunes.
“The players have been fantastic and they ended well,” said Garcia.