How the Final Ligue 1 Table Was Determined

After only 27 games played, Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned champions of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season.

The coronavirus pandemic forced officials to prematurely end the season but there was some debate as to how the final table should look with three potential outcomes considered.

Ultimately, the Ligue 1 table was determined on a points-per-match basis. While PSG played 27 games, the same number as RC Strasbourg, the rest of the teams in the league played 28. This method was the fairest way to select a champion, figure out who qualifies for European competition next season, and relegation.

Aside from PSG, the clubs impacted the most are Olympique de Marseille and Stade Rennais who both qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Lille OSC, Stade de Reims, and OGC Nice will go to the UEFA Europa League and Amiens SC and Toulouse FC will be relegated to Ligue 2. Nîmes Olympique will be spared relegation because of the cancelation of the playoff process.

Back to PSG, the championship is the ninth in club history and one step closer to catching Marseille and AS Saint-Étienne who both have 10 titles to their name.

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