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Borussia Dortmund were crowned Bundesliga champions thanks to a 2-0 win over Nurnberg which gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the table with two games of the season to go.

First-half goals from Lucas Barrios and Robert Lewandowski were enough to earn the Westphalians the three points that, combined with Bayer Leverkusen’s defeat at Cologne, enabled them to move eight points clear at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp’s side therefore clinched the title, sparking scenes of joy from over 80,000 fans inside the Westfalenstadion as Dortmund won the title for the first time since 2002.

Dortmund needed a while to get warmed up, but they took their first chance of the game through Barrios in the 32nd minute.

Mario Gotze’s low shot was only parried by Raphael Schafer and Barrios showed a predatory instinct to poke the rebound across the line.

A huge weight appeared to have been lifted from the Dortmund players, who began playing with the confidence which had taken them to within touching distance of the title. And the second goal was a logical consequence of this renewed confidence.

It arrived just two minutes before half time with Lewandowski lifting his shot over Schafer after holding off Javier Pinola to reach Mats Hummels’ through ball.

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