Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain is expected to be named as French champion on Thursday, two days after the season was cancelled because of Covid-19.
Less than a week after the Dutch Eredivisie declined to name a champion upon cancelling the remainder of its 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic — stoking fears that other leagues could do the same — Paris Saint-Germain is on the verge of being declared France’s champion two days after Ligue 1 also scrapped the remainder of the campaign, according to multiple reports.
The decision was effectively made following a meeting of the Ligue de Football Professionnel in Paris on Thursday, when the LFP agreed that the final standings would be determined by points per game. PSG was well on its way to a seventh title in eight seasons when the league went dark in March, as they were 12 points clear of second-place Marseille. Both clubs will qualify for next season’s Champions League, while third-place Rennes will enter that competition in the third qualifying round.
#PSG will reportedly be named Ligue 1 champion after French soccer's governing body met Thursday and agreed the final table will determined by points per game.@ByDougMcIntyre ➡️ https://t.co/JkmshClPRX pic.twitter.com/9HXnznVEpg
— Yahoo Soccer (@FCYahoo) April 30, 2020
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