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Swiss champion Young Boys retains title with 8 games left

April 13, 2019

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss champion Young Boys has retained its title with eight matches still to play after second-placed Basel could only draw its game on Saturday.

Young Boys is 22 points clear of Basel which has only seven games left.

It’s a second straight title — and 13th overall — for the Bern club which ended a 32-year wait last season.

Young Boys will enter the Champions League in the playoffs in August, needing to advance through only that round to reach the group stage.

Being crowned champion during the 29th round of games is the earliest for any Swiss Super league winner since the current 10-team, top-tier format was created in 2003.

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