Swiss title goes to last day between Basel, Zurich

BY foxsports • May 22, 2011

The Swiss League title will be decided on the final day after leader FC Basel drew Sunday, allowing FC Zurich to close to within one point.

Basel was held to a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened St. Gallen, while Zurich thrashed host Lucerne 5-0.

Zurich's four late strikes lifted its goal difference level with Basel, meaning a draw in its last match could be enough to win the title.

Defending champion Basel will host Lucerne on Wednesday. At the same time, Zurich is home to Thun.

The title winner advances to the Champions League group stage next season.

The runner-up will enter the third qualifying round, needing to beat two opponents to reach the group stages.


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