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article imageEuropean Soccer: A round-up of league and cup winners

By Sarah Shannon     May 17, 2010 in Sports
As the European seasons draw to a close let's take a look at who took the coveted league titles and grabbed the European football spots.
Chelsea took the Premier League in style and booked their place in the Champions League along with second placed Manchester United. Tottenham and Arsenal grabbed the remaining two Champions League places but have to qualify for the group stages.
Marseille took the French Ligue 1 and booked their place in the Champions League along with second-placed Lyon but left a four point gap between themselves and the second placed team showing their dominance in the French League.
FC Twente won the Dutch Eredivisie beating off PSV into second place and Ajax into third.
After a win tonight Barcelona beat Real Madrid to the Spanish Liga, with Valencia ans Sevilla trailing behind the front two in third and fourth with a gap of over twenty points. The top two team finished the league with 99 and 96 respectively showing their dominance not only in Spanish football but world football.
Inter Milan lifted the Serie A title closely followed by Roma, it has been a good season for Inter with them also making the Champions League final, local rivals AC Milan finished third with dark horse Sampdoria taking fourth spot.
Bayern Munich took the Bundesliga title with Schalke 04 taking second place, Weder Bremen took third place spot with Bayer Leverksuen taking fourth spot.
The Austrian Bundesliga was taken by SV Red Bull Salzburg by only a point from second place FK Austria Vienna, and with only a two point gap from third place Rapid Vienna, the top three teams steamed ahead of all the other teams with more than a 10 point gap.
Anderlecht took the Belgian Jupiler League title, with Club Brugge taking second place.
FC Copenhagen took the Danish SAS-Ligaen leaving a nine point gap between themselves and Odense BK who took second place.
Benfica took the Portuguese Liga Sagres, beating Braga into second and FC Porto into third.
Basle took the Swiss Axpo Super League, surpassing Young Boys into second place and Grasshoppers into third.
Bursaspor beat Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas to the Turkish Turkcell Super Lig.
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