FC Lugano moved clear of Grasshopper-Club in the race to finish second behind FC Basel in the Swiss first division with a 2-0 win against FC Sion tonight.
Rivals Grasshoppers could only draw 1-1 with FC Zürich after Luca Iodice's second-half goal cancelled out Stéphane Chapuisat's 38th-minute opener.
Lugano four clear
The results mean that second-placed Lugano are certain of a place in next season's UEFA Cup, lying four points clear of third-placed Grasshoppers with three games left to play. Servette FC are a further four points behind in fourth place.
The sides who finish second and third both qualify for the UEFA Cup. Grasshoppers could also secure qualfication by beating the newly-crowned champions in the Swiss Cup final on 12 May.
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