FLASH: Club Brugge Officially Crowned Belgian Champions
Belgium’s Pro League announced on Friday that Club Brugge have been declared champions as the 2019-20 season was brought to a premature halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With this title, Brugge got 16th 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.
Having 70 points, Club Brugge was 15 points ahead of second-placed Gent when the football season was suspended.
Belgium’s Pro League joins French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie who have terminated the 2019-20 season due to the virus.
As for Italy, Spain, and England, all three aim to restart their top-flight leagues in June, while the Bundesliga in Germany returned to action this weekend.