News 30 April 2020

PSG Crowned Ligue 1 Champions After French Season Ends Early

30 April 2020

Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned the champions of the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 after the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was made by the French Professional Football League (LFP) during a meeting today (April 30), two days after the french prime minister suspended sport in the country until at least September.

The chief executive of the French league, Didier Quillot, said: “There might be appeals but our decisions are solid.”

Prior to the suspension of Ligue 1 in March, PSG were leading the league standings with a twelve-point lead in front of Marseille. Both teams have directly qualified for the 2020/2021 Champions League.

Chairman and CEO of PSG,
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, said of the win: “I would like to thank the players, the coach, the technical and medical staff as well as all the club’s employees for their tremendous work. This trophy is a reward for their hard work every day.

“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 Saint-Germain forward.”