With the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season officially canceled, Lyon will not be able to attend the European Cup next season.
According to Goal, Lyon vowed to appeal the decision to cancel the season of BTC Ligue 1. The team also proposed the French Football Federation (LFP) should organize play-offs to ensure fairness for the tournament. duel.
“In view of the cancellation of the LFP 1 Ligue 1 season, Lyon has the right to appeal the decision and claim damages. With Lyon, the loss of this decision amounted to several tens of millions of euros.”
“The solution adopted by the teams could be to organize play-offs in three weeks, so that the tournament can be ended fairly. This is based on UEFA’s recommendations based on performance. following principles of objectivity, transparency and non-discrimination, “Goal quoted Lyon’s statement.
Lyon ranked 7th on the Ligue 1 standings, this is the first time “Rhone River Lion” has not been to the European Cup since the 1996/97 season.
On April 28, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that football matches will not take place until before September due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, which means that Ligue 1 will be canceled.
After the April 30 meeting, the LFP announced that the final rankings would be determined based on a points per game. According to this definition, Ligue 1 final rankings are only a change from the current rankings, Strasbourg will climb from 10th to 11. PSG is recognized as the Ligue 1 champion. , while Toulouse and Amiens are relegated to second place. Lorient won Ligue 2, with Lens going to play in the first place in the 2020/21 season.