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Malmo crowned Swedish champions for third time in four years

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Image: Malmo have booked a Champions League qualifier next summer

Malmo FF have been crowned Swedish champions after thrashing already-relegated Falkenberg 3-0 on Wednesday.

The Skanish club have qualified for a Champions League qualifier next summer with their third Allsvenskan title in four years. 

The Sky Blues are seven points ahead of 2015 champions Norrkoping, who needed at least a point against Elfsborg to keep their title hopes alive, but lost 2-1.

A huge contingent of Malmo fans travelled 175 kilometres up the coast to witness the victory, which puts their side on 63 points with two games remaining.

There was pandemonium in the away end at Falkenberg's stadium as news of Norrkoping's defeat came through, and the final whistle prompted an enormous pitch invasion as dancing supporters celebrated with their team.

The title is Malmo's 19th since the club was founded in 1910, one more than their rivals Gothenburg.

Jo Inge Berget opened the scoring for Malmo in the first minute before 17-year-old Mattias Svanberg made it 2-0 on 20 minutes.

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Striker Alexander Jeremejeff put the game firmly beyond the hosts with Malmo's third after an hour of play.

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