France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel announced Paris Saint-Germain as the 2019-20 Ligue 1 champions Thursday after the remainder of the season was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Big sporting events will not be able to take place before September. The 2019-20 season, notably for football, will not be able to resume,” French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday.
PSG held a 12-point advantage over second-placed Marseille in the Ligue 1 table when play was halted on March 13.
It’s the third straight Ligue 1 title for the Parisians and the seventh time they’ve finished atop the standings in the past eight years. The club now have nine top-flight championships, which is one behind Marseille and Saint-Etienne for the all-time record.
PSG lost two of their first seven games to open the 2019-20 but were virtually unstoppable from that point forward. They ended the coronavirus-shortened campaign on a 15-match unbeaten streak.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe tied Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder for the Ligue 1 lead with 18 goals during the term. The Parisians’ Angel Di Maria had more assists (14) than anyone else in the league.
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