Serie A: Inter crowned champions for the 20th time after victory against Milan

Serie A: Inter crowned champions for the 20th time after victory against Milan

Inter’s title this season in Serie A was no doubt for a long time, as the Nerazzurri are flying in the Italian championship. It remained to be seen when. And the Interists chose the Milan derby to offer themselves a second star above their badge. Undefeated in the league since the end of September, Simone Inzaghi’s men conclude an almost perfect season by winning against the enemy Milan.

In a tense meeting where the smoke from the smoke bombs occupied San Siro for several minutes, Inter proved why they were well ahead of their evening opponent in the standings. At kick-off, 14 points separated the two teams, although Stefano Pioli’s Milan were second in the championship. But the domestic steamroller has struck once again, having lost only one match in 2024, against Atlético Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Marcus Thuram’s goal, Théo Hernandez’s red

After a scuffle between Frenchman Yacine Adli and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the score was opened from a corner in the 18th minute. The work of the head of Francesco Acerbi who catches a ball diverted by his friend in defense Benjamin Pavard. Enough to unbridle the meeting. In the 22nd minute, Dimarco almost deceived Maignan with a clever free kick before Lautaro saw his shot fly past the Milan cage on a cross from the same Dimarco two minutes later.

In the 38th minute, Marcus Thuram almost doubled the lead but his shot hit the bottom of Maignan’s left post, before a huge save from Jan Sommer in front of Musah on the other side of the field in the process. In the action that followed, again in the Rossoneri area, Maignan responded to his Swiss counterpart by diverting a powerful strike from Mkhitaryan.

Then Marcus Thuram stood out, having not scored a single goal for two months. In the 49th minute, he received a long ball from Bastoni and managed to get past Tomori after missing a combination with Mkhitaryan. Alone and not really attacked by the Milan defense, he scored the 2-0 goal with a shot that could be called “Mbappé style”: scoring from the left side of the area at the near post, closed foot.

If Inzaghi’s bench long believed that this goal would be enough to win a 20th Scudetto, Fukayo Tomori came to calm the Nerazzuzzi enthusiasm by scoring in the 80th after a save by Sommer in front of Gabbia and a post. Until the end, Pioli’s men wanted to delay the coronation of their enemies. But there will be no more goals at the end of the match. Only three red cards, first against Théo Hernandez and Denzel Dumfries for a fight then against Davide Calabria for a slap. Nothing to worry about Inter, decidedly stronger this season in Italy.

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