Geneva (AFP) – Young Boys sealed a fourth consecutive Swiss Super League title with seven matches remaining in the season after a 3-0 home win over Lugano on Sunday.
The Bern side also booked a spot in next season’s Champions League second qualifying round.
Cameroon forward Jean-Pierre Nsame scored a hat-trick at the Wankdorf Stadium.
Victory over the visitors earned Young Boys their 15th league crown.
The club urged fans not to congregate in the capital but to party at home instead, due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
Instead, they will honour the team’s success “together with the fans in an appropriate way after the pandemic”.
Young Boys cannot replicate last season’s double, having been knocked out of the Swiss Cup in the last 16.
After losing in this season’s Champions League third qualifying round, Young Boys made the last 16 of the Europa League but were knocked out 5-0 on aggregate by Ajax.
Aside from the runaway leaders, this season’s Swiss top flight has been close, with only nine points separating Vaduz in the ninth-place relegation play-off spot and the top three.
Overall, second-tier Grasshopper Club Zurich have won the most Swiss titles with 27, followed by Basel on 20, Servette on 17 and then Young Boys.
Basel won eight straight championships before Young Boys’ current run.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
- Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
- Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
- Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more
- Where to find Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest on US TV
- Will FOX broadcast the World Cup in 4K?
- Where to find Chicago Red Stars vs. Angel City FC on US TV
- Where to find Portland Timbers vs. LAFC on US TV
- Where to find Man City vs. Man United on US TV
- FOX Sports to feature US Soccer float in Macy’s Parade
- FOX says US-England could rank in top 5 biggest games ever
- Umbro’s USA away kit better than Nike’s World Cup effort
- Man City vs Man United: TV coverage details
- Potter magic seals first league win as Chelsea boss