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PSG Awarded Ligue 1 Title

PSG : Paris Saint-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title, after the season was cancelled due to coronavirus.

The Parisians were crowned champions, as the rest of the season was calculated on a points won per game basis.

PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the French league when it was brought to a halt on 13 March.

Marseille and Rennes will take the Champions League spots for next season.

While Lille and Nice will enter into the Europa League.

Amiens and Toulouse will be relegated from Ligue 1.

Earlier this week, the French government took a strong stance by canceling the sporting season for 2019/20.

PSG Want Champions League to Finish

PSG’s season may not be over yet.

As the club has confirmed that it intends to play in the Champions League if Uefa permit its continuation.

That is even if “home games” have to be played abroad.

They are currently in the last eight, after overcoming Borussia Dortmund in the second round.

PSG Dedicate Title Win to Healthworkers

In a statement, PSG said that it dedicated its 9th league championship to front line health workers dealing with coronavirus.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the PSG chairman, said:”We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French Government to end the championship.”

“Health, as the government has always said, must be everyone’s priority.”

Lyon Could Take Legal Action

Lyon may take legal action on how Ligue 1 has come to a conclusion.

As they will miss out on a European place, as they finished seventh on the points per game estimates.

After the last round of matches, Les Gones were in fifth place. And in contention for a European place next season.

The prospect of legal action is an issue that many league governing bodies could have to face.

After how national football associations have decided how this current season will end.

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