April 30, 2020 / 3:27 PM / a month ago

Soccer: PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions - French league

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Paris St Germain v Borussia Dortmund - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - March 11, 2020 Paris St Germain's Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal with Marquinhos UEFA Pool/Handout via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after the season was ended amid the COVID-19 crisis, the French League (LFP) said on Thursday.

PSG had a 12-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille when the season was suspended as part of French government’s measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus last month.

The LFP also crowned Lorient as Ligue 2 champions.

French prime minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday said that ‘the 2019-2020 season of professional sports, including football, (would) not be able to resume’.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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