Paris St Germain crowned Ligue 1 champions after the season is cancelled


Paris Saint-Germain win their seventh Ligue 1 title in the space of eight years as they are crowned champions for the 19/20 after the league has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PSG held a strong lead at the top of Ligue 1 for the whole season with the capital’s club being 12 points ahead their closest rivals Marseille in second before the season was stopped due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The French Professional Football League (LFP) made the decision at a meeting on Thursday, two days after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe suspended sport in the country until at least September.

A points-per-game system, taking into account the performance of clubs in the matches already played, was used to determine the final standings in the Ligue 1 table.

Marseille have qualified directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes will enter the qualifying rounds, with Toulouse and Amiens relegated.

The LFP also confirmed their intention to begin the 2020/21 Ligue 1 and 2 seasons on the weekend of August 22-23 at the latest.

Ligue 1 follow the Eredivisie in cancelling the league completely. Eredivise have decided to null and void the 19/20 campaign denying Ajax another title.


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