AC Milan Claims Italian Serie A Title In Style
AC Milan clinched its first Italian Serie A title in 11 years after earning a 3-0 final-day victory at Sassuolo, courtesy of a double from Olivier Giroud and one from Ivory Coast international Franck Kessie, sealing the Scudetto in style.
Stefano Pioli’s side came into the final round of fixtures knowing a point would be enough for them to finish top ahead of rivals Inter Milan.
Giroud squeezed the ball home in the 17th minute to give Milan the lead. The Frenchman Giroud then stabbed home a second in the 32nd minute after further fine work from Rafael Leao to put Pioli’s men on course for the trophy, without needing to be concerned with how Inter were getting on back at the San Siro stadium.
The visitors weren’t stopping there as they continued to put more pressure on Sassuolo.
There was no relenting from Milan as Kessie slotted home a third in the 36th minute to effectively put the game, and title race to bed before halftime.
After the break it was party time as thousands of Milan fans celebrated throughout the half as their side never looked in any danger of losing their cool.
The final whistle was greeted with wild scenes of celebration from the club who have waited far too long for a Scudetto title. Milan finished two points above Inter, whose 3-0 home win over Sampdoria was in vain.
Milan’s jubilant supporters swarmed the pitch as the match drew to its conclusion, embracing players and staff at every opportunity, with their wait for another league title finally over.
Serie A results
Spezia 0-3 Napoli
Sassuolo 0-3 AC Milan
Inter Milan 3-0 Sampdoria
Salernitana 0-4 Udinese
Venezia 0-0 Caligari
Chidi Nwoke/Serie A/Reuters.