PSG awarded Ligue 1 title as French football season declared over
French football club Paris Saint-Germain has been crowned the French Ligue 1 champions for the 2019/2020 season following a decision approved by the French Professional Football League (LFP).
PSG lead second-placed Marseille by 12 points when the season was suspended mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Sky Sports News, the French Professional Football League approved the decision at a meeting on Thursday 30 April — two days after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe suspended sport in the country until at least September.
LFP arranged a final table/log standings on the basis of average points per game, even though there were still 10 matches left to play.
Title dedicated to frontline workers
PSG have won the Ligue 1 title three times in a row — the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and the 2019/2020 season. The Qatar-owned club has now won their seventh league title in the span of eight years.
PSG released a statement dedicating their title to frontline workers during this coronavirus pandemic.
“This ninth league championship title in the club’s history is dedicated by Paris Saint-German to all healthcare staff and to the thousands of frontline professionals working every day to keep the country running.”
PSG chairperson and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: “I would like to thank the players, the coach, the technical and medical staff, as well as all the club’s employees, for their tremendous work. This trophy is a reward for their hard work every day.”
Lorient, Lens promoted to Ligue 1
The 19th- and 20th-placed Aliens and Toulouse have been relegated. However, Lorient and Lens who were separated by one point were both crowned as Ligue 2 champions and promoted to Ligue 1.
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