Official: France declares PSG Ligue 1 champion 2019-2020

Official: France declares PSG Ligue 1 champion 2019-2020

PSG, champion of Ligue 1, and Mbappe, top scorer with Ben Yedder

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has been awarded their seventh Ligue 1 title in eight years after the season was ended amid the COVID-19 crisis. The measure has not been taken based on the current classification; but according to the average points obtained per game by each team, since PSG and Strasbourg had a pending game. To undo the ties, duels have been taken into account.

In any case, Paris Saint-Germain, who had 12 points ahead of second, Olympique de Marseille, with one game less, revalidated the title for the third consecutive year.

According to this final classification drawn up by Ligue 1, Olympique Marseille and Rennes de Camavinga (second and third) would accompany PSG to the Champions League.

Given the impossibility at the moment of playing the French Cup final between PSG and St.-Étienne and the League Cup between PSG and Lyon, Lille, Nice and Reims (fourth, fifth and sixth) will play the Europa League. This section has an exception. Ligue 1 does not rule out playing behind closed doors in August both Cup finals if the pandemic and the Government allow it.

“If the finals are held; the places in the Europa League will be assigned to the winners if the winner is not PSG. If PSG wins the Coupe de France, the fifth (Nice) will go to the Europa League and if PSG wins the League Cup, the sixth (Reims) will play the League Cup, “said Didier Quillot, executive general director of the LFP.

For their part, Amiens and Toulouse descend to Second. The amount in place two historical: Lorient, as champions of Ligue 2, and Lens.

Ligue 1 confirmed the promotions of Lorient and Lens and the decreases of Amiens and Toulouse but did not confirm that Le Mans and Orleans (last and penultimate of the Second Division) lose the category.

“It is the General Assembly to be held on May 20; which will be sovereign to decide the format of Ligue 2; and the number of promotions and relegation between Ligue 2 and the National, ” Quillot said.

 

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