Brøndby finally returns to the top of the Superliga

Despite a nervy start, the Boys from the Western Suburbs toppled FC Nordsjælland to end 16-year Superliga title drought

In what has been one of the most dramatic ends to the Superliga in quite some time, Brøndby finally ended its 16-year Superliga title drought this evening.

Needing to win the final game of the season at home, Brøndby held firm by beating FC Nordsjælland 2-0 for their first title since 2005.

The Boys from the Western Suburbs missed some golden opportunities to go ahead early in the first half but took the lead just before halftime as Lasse Vigen Christensen took advantage of a defensive blunder to power home.

BIF controlled the game from start to finish against an FCN side who seemed to already be on their summer break, having nothing to play for.

Indeed, the Tigers only managed one shot on goal the entire game. 

Just a few minutes into the second half Anis Ben Slimane thumped home 2-0 to settle the nerves of the home side.

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No calamity this time
Three years ago, Brøndby’s fans had endured their team throwing away a seemingly certain title bid in dramatic fashion. 

But there was no calamity for Brøndby today as coach Niels Frederiksen, the team and the fans celebrated the final whistle with immense enthusiasm (see video below).

The title was Brøndby’s 11th overall and they now trail leaders and cross-town rivals FC Copenhagen by only two.

FC Midtjylland finished just a point behind BIF despite winning 4-0 over AGF Aarhus in Herning.

FC Copenhagen, meanwhile, ended a disappointing season on a poor note by losing 1-2 away at Randers to finish third. AGF finished fourth.