BERLIN (Agencies) Borussia were crowned Bundesliga champions on Saturday with a 2-0 win at home against Nuremberg to land their first German league title since 2002.
After last weeks shock defeat at relegation-threatened Borussia Moenchengladbach, the hosts saw off Nuremberg to claim their seventh German title to add to next seasons Champions League place.
The victory at a sold-out Dortmunds Signal Iduna Park stadium in front of 80,720 fans leaves Borussia eight points clear at the top of the table.
After second-placed Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-0 at Cologne, Dortmund were confirmed champions.
Im just happy, said coach Jurgen Klopp after his side gave him the traditional beer shower.
I had thought it would feel different, more euphoric, but maybe that comes later.
The team has achieved extraordinary things, set high standards and handled every pressure situation very well.
What these young guys have achieved is hard to put into words.
The way they have taken our direction and used it on the pitch has been incredible.
Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios proved his recent thigh injury is behind him by opening the scoring for his 14th goal of the season when he pounced on a blocked shot from Mario Goetze to fire home on 32 minutes.
It was 2-0 at the break as Poland striker Robert Lewandowski beat goalkeeper Raphael Schaefer to the ball after a long pass from Germany defender Mats Hummels and tapped home on 43 minutes.
Cologne striker Milivoje Novakovic scored twice in the second-half to settle the title race as Leverkusen went down to defeat.
The visitors had no luck as ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack was denied his first goal of the season when Cologne goalkeeper Michael Rensing pulled off a point-blank save.
Third-placed Hanover were beaten 1-0 at home to 'Gladbach, who claimed their second straight win, meaning Leverkusen will finish second and claim the second automatic Champions League berth.
Second-bottom 'Gladbach gave themselves a fighting chance of survival although they are three points from safety with two games left.
Bayern Munich have the chance to go third, and take a step closer to claiming the final Champions League qualification berth, if they beat Schalke 04 later Saturday.
Mainz moved into the Europa League places with an impressive 3-0 win over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt, who are third from bottom and in the relegation places.
VfB Stuttgart are virtually safe after their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim as the 2007 champions are now 12th while Freiburg are seventh after their 2-0 win at Hamburg where Senegal striker Papiss Cisse scored both goals.
On Friday, VfL Wolfsburg boosted their chances of Bundesliga survival with a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen as the 2009 champions moved clear of the bottom three for the first time in nearly two months.
Defender Sascha Riether netted a 22nd-minute winner and the three points boosted Wolfsburg to 15th place - a point clear of the relegation zone.
St Pauli are almost sure of being relegated after they were beaten 2-0 at Kaiserslautern which left them bottom of the table.