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PSG awarded Ligue 1 title, Amiens and Toulouse relegated
Parc des Princes before a PSG game
Parc des Princes before a PSG game Credit: Zakarie Faibis (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

French League (LFP) announced Paris St Germain (PSG) have been awarded its seventh Ligue 1 title in eight years after the season was ended amid the COVID-19 crisis.

PSG had a 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille when the season was suspended as part of the French government’s measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus last month. The LFP also crowned Lorient as Ligue 2 champions in a conference call.

“We have decided there would be two promotions and two relegations,” Didier Quillot, the chief executive of the French League, told a news conference. It means Amiens and Toulouse will be relegated and Lorient and Lens will be promoted.