Paris Saint-Germain crowned Ligue 1 Champions

Paris Saint-Germain crowned Ligue 1 Champions

Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned the Ligue 1 title after the season was ended amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Champions – Paris Saint-Germain

PSG, who have now won their seventh French title in the last eight years, held a 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille when the season was suspended in March.

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

Ligue 1 – Promotion, Relegation and European Competition

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 UEFA Champions League while third-place Rennes will enter the qualifying rounds, with Toulouse and Amiens relegated. Lille, Reims, and Nice will play in the Europa League.

At the other end of League table, Amiens and Toulouse are at 19th and 20th spot respectively. So they would be relegated to Ligue 2. Meanwhile, FC Lorient have been awarded the Ligue 2 title. Now, they will be promoted to the French top-flight alongside RC Lens.

PSG have won the Ligue 1 title in six of the last seven seasons, and were twelve points clear of second place Marseille this season, also with a game in hand.

PSG are still are in contention for Champions League this season, and chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists his team will still be taking part, even if it means playing abroad.

We respect of course the French government decision – we plan on competing in the Champions League with UEFA agreement – wherever and whenever it is held.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman Paris Saint-Germain