Club Brugges now officialy crowned as Jupiler League winners

Club Brugges now officialy crowned as Jupiler League winners

Belgium Jupiler League was the first one to declare season void in the April but just now, six weeks later, the decision is officially confirmed by all clubs in the league. 

Club Brugges celebrates title after 29 matchdays. With an unassailable 15-point lead over the nearest followers Gent and with one match left when the season was interrupted. 

That's a title number 17 for Club Brugges in their history, while it's also their third league championship won in the past five seasons. Normally, as the top placed team they have guaranteed and an automatic spot in next season's Champions League groups.

For Waasland-Beveren this decision means relegation, while second-placed Gent is entering the next season's Champions League and Charleroi, Standard Liege, and Royal Antwerp in the Europe League. 

Sport is banned in Belgium until July 31, following the latest decree from the country's government. The league has also job to finish and decide promotion from the second tier. 

It's not so complicated as it looks. The Belgian First Division B is split into two tournaments. The winners of each tournament then play a two-legged fixture, playoff tie, in order to determine an overall champion. 

OH Leuven and Beerschot need to finish their second leg fixture, Beerschot won the playoff leg by 1-0 at home. 

Pro League demands from the teams to notify the league of the exact time when the second leg will be played. 

"The management of the Pro League will be charged to adjust the federal regulations regarding the players' entitlement to play on the date of this game and not on the originally scheduled date," the statement said. "

“If the promotion final is not completed before the start of the new season, the club with the highest number of points in the championship of 1B with a valid license for 1A, being KVC Westerlo, will be promoted to the Jupiler Pro League.”

Standings provided by SofaScore LiveScore


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