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PSG Crowned Ligue 1 Champions For 2019/20

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PSG Crowned Ligue 1 Champions For 2019/20

Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned Ligue 1 champions following the cancellation of the 2019-20 season.

With this, Lyon misses out on a spot in the Champions League for the first time since 1997.

Earlier this month, the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel) outlined plans to restart the campaign in June with lockdown measures in France set to be lifted on May 11.

However, French prime minister Edouard Philippe insisted that such a scenario was impossible during a national assembly on Tuesday, while revealing that no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September at the earliest.

The announcement left several teams in Ligue 1 awaiting their fates regarding final positions, with PSG sitting 12 points clear at the top of the table having played a game less than second-placed Marseille.

Following a vote over how the league standings should be decided, the LFP confirmed on Thursday that Thomas Tuchel’s men are champions of France for a third successive year, while seventh-placed Lyon have failed to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition.

The classification has been established based on the average number of points each team has gained thus far in relation to matches played, meaning Marseille and Rennes have earned a place in the Champions League.

Amiens and Toulouse are relegated to Ligue 2 after being cut adrift at the bottom of the standings. Lorient and Lens will be promoted from the second tier.

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.

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