Milan wins 2021/22 Serie A title for first time in 11 years

Milan wins 2021/22 Serie A title for first time in 11 years

AC Milan have won the 2021/22 Serie A title, with arch-rivals Inter ending second after a spectacular final day.

Milan needed to win at Sassuolo in order to ensure a first Scudetto since 2011, and they displayed no nerves as they sprinted into a 3-0 lead after only 36 minutes.

Stafano Pioli's men cruised to victory to win their first title for 11 years, rendering Inter's own 3-0 victory, at home to Sampdoria, eventually unimportant.

What could have been a nervous Sunday turned into a step in the park for Milan, as Olivier Giroud scored twice before Franck Kessie put the result beyond doubt before half-time.

Milan were given least difficulty by Sassuolo as they ensured the three points they needed, as Inter were left just behind despite a convincing win of their own.

Ivan Perisic opened the scoring just after the interval before a Joaquin Correa double put Inter three up in the space of eight second-half minutes, nonetheless, they have to settle for second.

It has been a tough 11 years since Milan last won the title, with the club undergoing financial crisis off the pitch and a fall from grace on it.

They fell into mid-table, finishing as low as 10th in the 2014-15 season, and were absent from European competition for a number of seasons.

However, they have been returning to their former strength under Pioli, playing in the Champions League for the first time since 2013/14 in this campaign, and have now attained a 19th Serie A crown.

They have been boosted back to the top by a mix of youth and experience, with sensational talents like Mike Maignan, Fikayo Tomori and Sandro Tonali paired with seasoned campaigners such as Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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