Paris Saint Germain have been crowned champions of the French league after the season was cancelled.
With 12 points ahead of the second-placed team, Olympic Marseille, PSG were crowned champions of the French league 1, their seventh domestic title within 8 year period.
On Thursday, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) confirmed, two days after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the suspension of all sports activities in the country till September.
Second-placed team, Marseille automatically qualifies for the Champions League, while Rennes enters the qualifying round. The two bottom seated teams Amiens and Toulouse have been relegated with this decision.
🔝🏆⚡@PSG_English are the official Champions of France 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣!
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) April 30, 2020
In other news, Olympic Lyon intends to appeal the decision taken by LFP to award PSG the league title, Lyon finished Seventh, a point behind 6th placed Nice.
A club statement Read “Olympique Lyonnais reserves the right to appeal against that decision and claim damages, in particular in respect of loss of opportunity and in the light of the case-law of other professional sports which is currently under way, since the damage to the club amounts to several tens of millions of euros”
“There might be appeals but our decisions are solid,” Didier Quillot, the Club Director said.
Lorient, were declared champions of league 2, while Lens in second, this means that both teams have automatically qualified for a place in league 1.
The LFP also confirmed their intention to start the 2020/21 season for the two top leagues in France by the last weekend in August this year.