Lyon women awarded French title, 14th in a row

Lyon, winner of the past four Women's Champions League finals, has claimed the French title every year since 2007.

The men's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 divisions were ended, with PSG named the top-flight champions. Lyon and PSG will likely represent France next season in the Women's Champions League.   -  Olympique Lyonnais Féminin

French women's football giant Lyon will be declared league champion for the 2019-20 campaign, collecting the title for the 14th consecutive year after the season was ended by the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was confirmed to AFP by a source close to talks held Monday by the French football federation as well as a source at Lyon, backing up an earlier report from RMC Sport.

Lyon, winner of the past four Women's Champions League finals, has claimed the French title every year since 2007.

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The women's top flight in France was halted in mid-March when Lyon held a three-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain.

Last month, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that professional sport could not return until September.

The men's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 divisions were ended, with PSG named the top-flight champions.

Lyon and PSG will likely represent France next season in the Women's Champions League.

Both clubs made it through to the quarter-finals of this season's competition. Lyon is due to play Bayern Munich while PSG will face Arsenal if UEFA is able to reschedule the latter stages of the knockout rounds.

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