Football: Club Brugge declared champions in Belgium

By Emre Asikci

ANKARA (AA) – Belgium’s Pro League announced on Friday that Club Brugge have been declared champions as the season was brought to a premature halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With this title, Brugge got 17th title and got a spot in UEFA Champions League group phase for the next season.

It added that the second-placed Gent reach Champions League third qualifying round. Charleroi and Royal Antwerp have qualified for the Europa League group stages, while Standard Liege will play in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

The bottom-placed of the league Waasland-Beveren will be relegated.

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Having 70 points, Club Brugge was 15 points ahead of second-placed Gent when the football season was suspended. Belgium is the first country in Europe to cancel league games.