France League 1 was one of the most entertaining competitions as over a long period of time this year we got a new champion and not only that, what also made the league more entertaining is the fact that the champion was availed from the last match.
Despite having quality players in the form of Neymar Junior,Kylian Mbappe,Marco Veratti,Angel Di Maria and squad depth as well Paris Saint Germain failed to retain the trophy making Lille take advantage of the same.
The monotony of only one team being crowned champions year in year out was broken this year as Paris Saint Germain became runners up behind Lille.
Lille were crowned championsafter cruising past Angers in their last game in a game which ended 2-1 in favour of Lille and this assured them of being the new champions in the French Ligue as they managed 83 points, one point behind their rivals Paris Saint Germain.
Below is how the table was at the end of the season in France League 1
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Thus Paris Saint Germain and Lille have already booked their slots in the next season’s champions league whereas Nantes were forced to play a relegation playoff game which they won so as to maintain their Ligue 1 status.
Nimes and Dijon were automatically relegated into the second division with their slots being occupied by Troyes and Clermont Foot respectively.
Kylian Mbappe was awarded both the top scorer where he managed to score 27 goals and also the player of the year award while Mike Maignan of Lille was the goalkeeper with most clean sheets. Memphis Depay of Lyon provided more assists than any other player in season 2020/2021.