Returning Monaco threaten PSG's supremacy
Returning Monaco threaten PSG monopoly
Fresh from winning their first title in 19 years, Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping the 2012-13 season marks the start of a new era of domination over French football to match that enjoyed by Olympique Lyonnais in the last decade.
Lyon won seven titles in a row between 2002 and 2008, but PSG became the fifth different Ligue 1 champion in the five seasons since then when they secured the title with two games of this campaign to spare.
OM's automatic qualification for the Champions League group stage will bring in the funds needed to strengthen their squad, but they will not spend silly money and their aim is to cement their place in the top three, not push PSG for the title.
After two years in the second tier, Monaco will be back in the top flight next season and are determined to make their presence felt.
They have the financial backing to compete with PSG too, thanks to billionaire Russian owner Dimitri Rybolovlev.