Mbappe wins Ligue 1 golden boot despite tie with Ben Yedder

Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the French league’s top goalscorer for 2019-20 despite tying with Wissam Ben Yedder on goals.

This was confirmed following the decision to end the campaign after French authorities decreed there would be no sporting events until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Paris Saint-Germain were declared champions on a points-per-game basis, having been leading the top flight by 12 points from Marseille when the competition was suspended.

However, Ligue 1 via its official website on Thursday, confirmed Mbappe as the golden boot winner in the division on 18 goals, level with Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder.

The league authorities explained that Mbappe was named as the top goalscorer because all his goals came from open play, while three of Ben Yedder’s were penalties.

Mbappe’s goals-per-game ratio was also considered. He scored 18 goals in 20 matches, while Ben Yedder scored 18 goals in 25 matches.

However, Mbappe also won the golden boot last year, scoring 33 times in 29 league games.

Mbappe’s teammate Angel Di Maria was also confirmed as Ligue 1’s top creative player with 14 assists.

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