Paris Saint-Germain to be crowned Ligue 1 champions

Paris, Apr 30 (efe-epa) .- France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) accepted a government order to end the 2019/2020 season on Thursday and will crown Paris Saint-Germain champions.

The team was leading the table when the competition was called off early because of the coronavirus outbreak.

LFP’s decision will be endorsed on Thursday afternoon by its board of directors, professional football sources told Efe.

The team from the French capital had a 12-point lead over second-place Olympique de Marseille when the tournament ended in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will be PSG’s third consecutive league title, their ninth overall and seventh since 2011 when the club was bought by

With this championship, Paris Saint-Germain has 9 French leagues, three of them consecutive and seven since the club was acquired in 2011 by Qatar sports investments.

The LFP Assembly proposed that PSG, OM and Rennes will go to the Champions League and that the final standings will be based on the points per game achieved by each club at the time the competition stopped.

In this way, it seeks to avoid unfairness to teams that had games delayed at that time.

If the proposal is adopted by the board of directors, Amiens and Toulouse would go down to the second division and Lorient and Lens would go up to Ligue 1.

It would also mean that if the finals of the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, which give access to a place in the Europa League, are not contested, Lille, Reims and Nice, which were in fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively, would get places in the competition.

Lyon would be out of any European competition for the first time since the 1996/1997 season.

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