France announced earlier this week that the Ligue 1 2019/20 had been cancelled.
There was uncertainty as to whether Paris Saint-Germain will be awarded Champions.
The French club were cruising to the title, having built up a 12-point lead over Marseille and with a game-in-hand.
And now, according to L’Equipe journalist Domenighetti Joël, PSG have been awarded the title.
That means PSG have won the Ligue 1 title for the third consecutive season.
The Ligue 1 table will be finalised based on a points-per-match ratio.
Assuming the domestic cups are also annulled, that means joining PSG in the Champions League are Marseille and Stade Rennais.
Lille, Reims, Nice will qualify for the Europa League.
Amiens and Toulouse are the two unlucky teams that will suffer relegation, while Lorient and Lens are the two sides that have won promotion to the league.
It’s certainly a controversial way of deciding things.
Lille were sitting in fourth and just one-point behind Rennes in third.
That means they will miss out on a Champions League berth and all the financial rewards that come with it by the slimmest of margins.
Seven teams, including Lyon, Montpellier and Monaco, were within four points of Nice and may feel hard done by that they miss out on a European spot.
And AC Ajaccio, Troyes and Clermont may feel hard done by, with just four points separating the top five in Ligue 2.
It will be interesting to see how French teams react to the news.
But, regardless, this is good news for Liverpool fans.
The Reds have an even bigger gap at the top of the Premier League table than PSG did.
They are 25-points clear of Manchester City and just two points way from the title.
If the French FA think PSG being 12 points clear warrants being crowned Champions, then there’s a good chance the Premier League would follow suit and do the same for Liverpool.
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