Ligue 1: PSG awarded title

Ligue 1: PSG awarded title

Paris Saint-Germain are the Ligue 1 champions for 2019/20 season after the campaign was closed amid the coronavirus crisis, the French League (LFP) announced on Thursday. 

The LFP used the current standings to base its final decision after the French government banned sports events until September

Since PSG was a lonely leader with a 12-point lead on top over Marseille when the season was stopped, it was an easy decision for LFP. In the second French football tier, Ligue 2 have their winners too since Lorient are awarded a title in a conference call. 

Didier Quillot, LFP chief executive told the news and explained there will be promotion and relegation.

"We have decided there would be two promotions and two relegations,"

“There might be appeals but our decisions are solid,” Quillot told while also pointing on May 25 as the last date to inform Uefa which clubs would be qualified for European competitions. 

For the bottom-placed Toulouse and Amiens, it means they are the relegated and will compete in Ligue 2 next season, while Lorient and second-placed Lens from the second tier will be promoted to Ligue 1 in next season. 

PSG celebrates the third consecutive league title and a total ninth title Ligue 1 trophy in their club's museum. 

Their arch-rivals Lyon - who ended seventh - will miss the European football next season. However, they will appeal against the verdict and will claim damages. The club says they lost "several tens of millions of euros" with this decision. 
Earlier this month, The Dutch Eredivisie was voided, with no promotion or relegation and no champions, while Belgian FA was the first to end the season with current standings. German Bundesliga and Korean K-League are amongst the leagues we expect to return in upcoming days. 

The news of PSG's inauguration will be taken favourably by Liverpool fans, who are anticipating to see how the Premier League situation will be resolved.


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