- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Dynamo Kiev won the Ukrainian league title Sunday for the first time in six years.

Croatian defender Domagoj Vida scored the winner from a corner in the 84th minute to give Dynamo a 1-0 win over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. That gives Dynamo an unassailable seven-point lead over second-place Shakhtar Donetsk with two games remaining. Dynamo is two games away from completing an unbeaten season in the league, with 19 wins and five draws so far.

Dynamo is the most successful team in Ukrainian league history with 14 titles, but has been in the shadow of Shakhtar in recent seasons.

Sunday’s result also means Shakhtar is almost assured of taking the second of Ukraine’s two Champions League places, holding a five-point lead over third-placed Dnipro.

That comes after a season in which Shakhtar has been forced to play its home games in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv because Donetsk is under the control of pro-Russian rebels.

Dnipro can also qualify for the Champions League if it beats Sevilla in the final of the Europa League on May 27. This season is the first to offer a Champions League place to the winner of the Europa League.


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