FC Copenhagen double up as champions of Denmark – The Post

FC Copenhagen double up as champions of Denmark

Lions win first Superliga title since 2013

The Lions roar once again (photo: FCK)
May 17th, 2016 8:23 am| by Christian W

After a three-year absence, FC Copenhagen are once again back on top of Danish football following a 2-0 home win against FC Nordsjælland at the Telia Parken Stadium yesterday.

The result gives the Lions an unassailable ten-point lead over chasers SønderjyskE with just three matches to go in the Superliga.

“It’s a great day, both personally but also for the club, and our performance is hopefully something we can take over to the next season,” said midfielder Youssef Toutouh.

“It is my first championship with FC Copenhagen. I am proud of the performance, and I’m happy for our manager, for his colleagues and the support from our supporters. I really hope that they now celebrate it as well as we will.”

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On the double
FCK’s latest league triumph is their eleventh in history and tenth since 2001. But it was their first since 2013 following title wins for AaB Aalborg in 2014 and FC Midtjylland in 2015.

The league title also means the club has won the double this year thanks to their 2-1 win over AGF Aarhus in the Danish Cup final earlier this month.

The title earns FCK a spot in the Champions League qualifiers next season, while SønderjyskE, FC Midtjylland, AaB and Brøndby are battling for the two Europa League spots.