AC Milan is eternal. The Lombard club won its 19th Italian championship title, its first since 2011, by winning Sunday during the final day on the ground in Sassuolo (3-0) thanks in particular to a double from Olivier Giroud.
Sleeping giant of Italian football for about a decade, where its management problems and other economic worries sent it quite low, the club rossonero finished the season with a bang sixteen games without defeat, only one loss in the return phase, to dethrone Inter. The Nerazzurri have to settle for second place, two points away, after their victory against Sampdoria (3-0).
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One point was enough for Stefano Pioli’s team to secure the scudetto, but Milan had no desire to play with fire: the Rossoneri literally rushed to attack from the first seconds. Result: three goals scored in the first period and a folded game. We had to go get him and the Milanese did.
Thanks to a solid performance on the lawn of Sassuolo (3-0), Stefano Pioli’s men kept their interist rival in the rear view mirror and won the hundred and twentieth Scudetto in history in a Mapei Stadium won over to his cause.
On May 7, 2011 against AS Roma at the Olimpico, AC Milan won its last title in the Italian league on the 36th day of the 2010-2011 season. This is now this moment of glory passed to posterity. Only man still present in 2022 in the Lombard workforce: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Entering the game in the second half, the Swede thought of adding his name to the list of scorers of the day, but his goal on a cross from Rafael Leao was logically refused for offside (78th).
Big man of this part where 18,000 Milanese supporters had invaded the stands of a stadium that can accommodate 22,000 people, the former Lille striker delighted the Milanese fans with… three assists. The first two to Olivier Giroud, quite skilled at the penalty spot (17th, 1-0), then at the entrance of the six meters (32nd, 2-0).
Taken by the throat, Sassuolo could not react before the third goal scored by Franck Kessié (35th, 3-0) on a new service from the inevitable Leao. But even to save honor, the Neroverdi did not come to an end. Imperial in his cage, Mike Maignan took everything out (43rd, 83rd, 87th). Also a former Mastiff, here he is Italian champion for his first season in La Botte. In Milan, Gianluigi Donnarumma is just a distant memory…
Inter Milan cedes its title of Italian champion to AC Milan, its neighbor. After a rather dull first period with players certainly stressed by the stakes of the day when only Lautaro Martinez really distinguished himself several times but came up against Emil Audero, the Interists were neutralized by Sampdoria, who no longer had nothing to play this Sunday and rather shy during the first 45 minutes, until the break (0-0).
Upon returning from the locker room, the Nerazzurri, most certainly made aware of the race ahead of AC Milan on the lawn of Sassuolo, came back uninhibited. In seven minutes, Simone Inzaghi’s players packed and folded the meeting. First thanks to a power strike from Ivan Perisic from the left (50th), then thanks to a double from Joaquin Correa, at the end of a great collective action (55th) and author of a nice pivot shot (57th ).
Aware of AC Milan’s score against Sassuolo, the supporters gave voice despite the disappointment of not seeing their team retain their title of Italian champion 2020-2021. A way to thank the Nerazzurri of Simone Inzaghi, authors of a good season with two titles (Italian Supercup and Italian Cup) and a solid second place accusing “only” two points behind the new champion and rival.
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