Basel win eighth straight title in Swiss Super League
LUCERNE, Switzerland -- Basel sealed their eighth straight Swiss Super League title with six games still to play.
A 2-1 win at Lucerne on Friday sent Basel 24 points clear of Young Boys, who have seven games to play.
The title also qualifies Basel directly into the group stage of the Champions League next season.
Still, a second straight title under coach Urs Fischer could not save his job.
Former Switzerland midfielder Raphael Wicky has been appointed to take over as first-team coach next season.