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Paris Saint-Germain named French Ligue 1 champion

April 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Paris Saint-Germain has been named French Ligue 1 champion by France's Ligue de Football Professionnel after the remainder of the season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

(CNN)Paris Saint-Germain has been named French Ligue 1 champion by France's Ligue de Football Professionnel after the remainder of the season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the cancellation of the Ligue 1 season on Tuesday saying, "the 2019-2020 season of professional sports, especially football, will not be able to resume. "

The French football giants' title is their third consecutive and seventh in the past eight years.

"We would like to dedicate this 2019-2020 Ligue 1 title to healthcare staff and to all the everyday heroes on the front line whose commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration," said PSG Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on Thursday following the announcement.

"We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French Government to end the championship.

"I would like to thank the players, the coach, the technical and medical staff as well as all the club's employees for their tremendous work.

"In these difficult times, I hope that this trophy will bring a little happiness and hope to all our supporters, and I am grateful to them for their unwavering support which helps drive Paris Saint-Germain forward. "

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