Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ligue 1 champions, PSG claims title

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Paris Saint-Germain were named as Ligue 1 champions after France’s football league declared the coronavirus-hit season over.

PSG led the table by 12 points from Marseille when the season was suspended in mid-March because of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has gone on to kill over 24,000 people in France.

The announcement comes after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that “professional sports leagues, notably football, cannot restart” because of the pandemic.

“There is no ambiguity about this declaration. We needed to make a final decision about this season. We acknowledge that the 2019-20 season is over,” said LFP president

France becomes the biggest European league yet to end its season, just as its neighbours in England, Germany, Italy and Spain consider ways of resuming matches.