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The Corner: Champions celebrate


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The Corner: Champions celebrate

Welcome back to The Corner. This special episode is dedicated to the clubs around Europe who have been crowned champions.

A late goal clinched the Premier League title for Chelsea as they beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0, but they were made to fight all the way for the victory they craved at The Hawthorns.

Chelsea suffered some late nerves but striker Michy Batshuayi prodded home the winner after 82 minutes to spark wild celebrations led by manager Antonio Conte.

The 28th victory of the season put the leaders 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have only three games left to play.

And after the match, the Chelsea players were so keen to carry on partying with Conte, they kidnapped him from the press conference.

Elsewhere, players and fans celebrated through the night as Benfica won the Portuguese league, thrashing Vitoria Guimaraes 5-0 to clinch the title for the fourth season in a row.

Supporters waved banners and lit flares in Lisbon city centre before the players joined them in buses, gathering on a stage to show off the trophy.

The win gave the Eagles a record 36th league crown after producing an unassailable eight-point lead over arch-rivals Porto who have only two games left to play.

And in the Netherlands, Feyenoord won the Dutch league title after veteran striker Dirk Kuyt scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 home win over Heracles Almelo that left them one-point clear of arch rivals Ajax Amsterdam.

Kuyt, the club’s 36-year-old captain, scored after 40 seconds to set the Rotterdam side on their way to the win they needed for a first title in 18 years.

It was Feyenoord’s 15th Dutch title, following their last success in 1999.

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