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Ligue 1: Which teams have qualified for European Competitions and TOTS

Ligue 1, Football Express

The season ended this Sunday with LOSC Lille winning the title of Ligue 1 champions. PSG finished second in the competition followed closely by Monaco. The Ligue 1 20/21 season took place under somewhat special conditions. First of all, Covid forced almost all the matches to take place in closed quarters. If some teams are recognized as better at home, it is largely due to the presence of fans.  The teams of this season have sometimes shone or sometimes disappointed. Some games will remain in memory for a long time. 

Lille and Paris Saint-Germain finished the Ligue 1 championship with 83 points. The two clubs have faced only three defeats each. However, the score of 83 for the winner remains very low.  The last time the champion won with less than 90 points was in the 2014/2015 season. Six years ago it was already Paris Saint-Germain who finished first with 83 points. 

On the side of the attack, it is Paris Saint-Germain which knew to stand out. The Parisians scored 86 goals. They were named the best-attacking team in Ligue 1. On the defensive side, it was Lille who shone. During this season of Ligue 1, LOSC conceded only 23 goals. 

This season, the number of penalties was abnormally high for a Ligue 1 championship. There were a total of 132 penalties scored. There had never been so many penalties scored in any league in the 21st century. In addition, 102 red cards were issued this season. This is the highest total in the last 5 seasons. 

Which players have stood out in Ligue 1? : 

Some players have really stood out from the rest during the season. Some for their techniques and others for their achievements that were not expected. To begin with, Kylian Mbappé was the best goal scorer in Ligue 1 this season. He scored exactly 27 goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Then it was Memphis Depay from Lyon who was the best passer of the championship. He registered a total of 11 assists. 

Therefore, as every year, the UNFP has established a list of the team type of the season. That of the 2020-2021 season was unveiled on Sunday evening. We can count five players from PSG, 2 from Lille, 2 from OL 1, from Lens and 1 from Monaco. Keylor Navas was named the best goalkeeper of the Ligue 1. On the other hand, the designation of Neymar was not understood by all. He played only 18 games in this championship. 

“ Discover in exclusivity the XXL casting for your favorite series “ – UNFP Twitter account.

Team type in Ligue 1 : Kylian Mbappé, Neymar Jr, Memphis Depay – Benjamin André, Lucas Paqueta, Aurélien Tchouaméni – Reinildo Mandava, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquihnos, Jonathan Clauss Keylor Navas

Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are the first three and are qualified for the next Champions League. Lille and PSG are directly qualified for the group stage and Monaco for the 3rd qualifying round. Then, Lyon and Marseille are qualified for the Europa League (group stage). Rennes is qualified for the Europa League conference (playoffs). Finally, Nimes and Dijon are relegated to Ligue 2. 

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