Ligue 1: Paris St-Germain Awarded French Title As Season Finished Early

Ligue 1: Paris St-Germain Awarded French Title As Season Finished Early

Paris St-Germain has been awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced the season would not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic.

PSG was 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was suspended indefinitely on 13 March.

Earlier this week the French government canceled the 2019-20 sporting season.

The club said they wished to dedicate the title “to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line”.

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added that French essential workers’ “commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration”.

He continued: “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.

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“In these difficult times, I hope that this trophy will bring a little happiness and hope to all our supporters, and I am grateful to them for their unwavering support which helps drive Paris St-Germain forward.”

Before the government’s intervention, French football’s governing body had been hoping to resume the season on 17 June.

PSG has been awarded the title on a points-per-game basis, while Lorient have been crowned Ligue 2 champions on the same principle.

They were just one point above Lens when the season was suspended and both teams will be promoted.

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