Malmo wins 16th Swedish league title

Malmo secured its 16th Swedish league title Sunday after beating

Mjallby 2-0 with two first-half goals by Jiloan Hamad and Agon


Hamad gave Malmo the lead in the 17th minute from a pass from

Daniel Larsson, who also provided the second goal for Agon Mehmeti

in the 45th.

After the win, hordes of Malmo supporters stormed the field at

Malmo Stadium to celebrate.

It is the first win for the team since 2004.

”The feeling has been amazing during the entire game. I have

never experienced a setting like this before. I had goose bumps

already during the lineup,” Larsson said after the game.

”We’re simply the best team this year. That’s just the way it

is,” winger Guillermo Molins added.

Malmo came into the game level on points with Helsingborg, but

with a superior goal difference. Helsingborg could only manage a

0-0 draw against Kalmar FF in its final game, handing Malmo the

title by two points.

Orebro was third with 52 points. Last year’s champion, AIK,

finished 11th after a disappointing season. Atvidabergs FF and IF

Brommapojkarna were relegated to the second division.