Paris St-Germain awarded French title as season finished early

PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand.
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Paris St-Germain has been awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced the French season would not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic.

PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was suspended indefinitely on 13 March.

The club said they wished to dedicate the title “to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line.”

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added that French essential workers’ “commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration.”

He continued: “We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French government to end the championship. Health, as the government has always said, must be everyone’s priority.

“In these difficult times, I hope that this trophy will bring a little happiness and hope to all our supporters, and I am grateful to them for their unwavering support which helps drive Paris St-Germain forward.”

Before the government’s intervention, French football’s governing body had been hoping to resume the season on 17 June.

PSG has been awarded the title on a points-per-game basis, while Lorient has been crowned Ligue 2 champions on the same principle.

They were just one point above Lens when the season was suspended and both teams will be promoted.
Amiens and Toulouse will be relegated from Ligue 1. (BBC Sport)

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