PSG set to be ‘crowned champions of France’ Ligue 1 after cancellation due to Covid-19 pandemic

The French Giant,  Paris Saint-Germain is set to  be crown as France Ligue 1 champion after leading  the league with 12 point amid premature end due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has made a decision to award the title for the 2019-20 campaign to PSG, as they currently lead with 12-points over Marseille with a game in hand, according to L’Equipe reporters.

Paris Saint-Germain alongside Marseille and Rennes are set to qualify for next season’s Champions League, while Lille, Reims, and Nice will be awarded Europa League spots. It will all be decided at a later date.

Nimes, Amiens and Toulouse are currently in the bottom three with relegation to be decided at a later date.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that 2019-20 seasons would not be able to finish and that professional sport would not be returning to French life until September.

Speaking at a press conference, Philippe said: “The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019/20 football season cannot return.

The decision means PSG have won their third-consecutive league trophy, and the ninth title in their history has raised further questions over what the Premier League plan to do if they cannot finish their own campaign.

Nimes, who were 18th in Ligue 1 and set for the relegation play-offs with three teams from Ligue 2, have been given a repreive after it was confirmed the extra matches will not be played.

But Olympique Lyonnais, who are set to miss out on Europe due to the ruling after finishing seventh, say they have the right to seek damages from court and could now stand to lose ‘tens of millions of Euros’

 

 

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