Inter Milan secure Serie A title with ‘away’ win over AC Milan at San Siro

April 23 – Inter Milan have won their 20th Serie A title after a heated 2-1 win at arch-rivals AC Milan gave Simone Inzaghi’s side an unassailable lead in the standings with five matches remaining.

Goals from Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram in each half proved sufficient to secure Inter’s victory, with Fikayo Tomori reducing the deficit in the Milan derby on Monday.

The match also witnessed three red cards in stoppage time, with AC Milan, the designated home side at the stadium both teams share, being reduced to nine men as tensions flared, with Theo Hernandez and Davide Calabria getting their marching orders along with Inter’s Denzel Dumfries.

Inter, who have lost only once in the league this season, hold a 17-point advantage over second-placed Milan.

Not even the pouring rain could dampen the spirits of the Nerazzurri and their fans. For Inzaghi, this was the first Serie A title of his managerial career and sixth trophy with Inter.

“There are so many protagonists of this success, first and foremost the players, but also the directors and chairman Steven Zhang, as anything we needed during this journey was provided for us,” Inzaghi said

“We did something incredible and it’s only right to share it with as many people as possible.”

The San Siro was packed with supporters from both clubs, with Inter fans displaying two stars to symbolise their impending 20th Scudetto, spelling out a message to their rivals: ‘Our destiny, your nightmare’.

As the referee sounded the final whistle, Inter players and staff began to celebrate like there was no tomorrow.

Inter fans then moved the party out of the stadium and towards the Piazza Duomo, a well-known landmark in the city where thousands cast shades of blue and black against the backdrop of the Milan Cathedral.

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