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Salzburg win the Bundesliga with eight games still to go

Red Bull Salzburg have secured the top title in Austria' football league Bundesliga, the earliest point in the season the winner has ever been decided.

It was a storming 5-0 win over Wiener Neustadt on Sunday that made the Salzburg side the domestic champions with a total of 70 points, far ahead of second place team Groedig who are on 43 points.

There are still eight games to go in the league but no one will now be able to stop Salzburg from getting the winning title for the fifth time in a row.

The news will be welcomed by the team and their head coach Roger Schmidt after they were kicked out of the final 16 of the European Championship League last week with a 2-1 loss to Basel, despite hopes that they could continue their winning streak in the competition.

Striker 28-year-old Jonathan Soriano got a goal in the first half of yesterday's game, as well as 24-year-old Brazilian player known as Alan - who followed this in the second half with two further goals and then Senegalese Sadio Mane, 21, finished it off with a fifth.

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