PSG confirmed as Ligue 1 champions despite season being scrapped
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have been handed the Ligue 1 title despite the 2019-20 campaign being cancelled, according to reports.
With a 12-point lead and a game in hand, the gap to Les Parisiens would have been considered practically insurmountable under normal circumstances.
However their title credentials were thrown into major doubt earlier this week when the French government banned all football until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But their efforts will not go to waste, as the French FA officially crowned PSG champions on a points-per-game basis.
It effectively keeps the Ligue 1 table as it was when play was halted following matches on March 8.
Every side has played 28 games apart from PSG and Strasbourg, with 27.
Strasbourg stand to only move up from 11th to 10th if their ratio of 1.4 points-per-game is applied to their missing match.
Therefore Marseille and Rennes would maintain their qualification to the Champions League with Lille and Reims reaching the Europa League.