Inter Milan are crowned Serie A champions for the first time in 11 years as Atalanta is held on a draw at Sassuolo
- Inter Milan has officially won the Serie A title for the first time in more than a decade
- Conte’s squad beat Crotone on Saturday to take them one step closer to the trophy
- However, it was Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo on Sunday that saw them win
Inter Milan took their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after Sassuolo drew 1-1 with Atalanta, second, to secure Antonio Conte’s side of the league crown.
Inter are 13 points clear in first place with four games to go, and their win ends a run of nine consecutive title wins for Juventus.
This year’s league success marks their 19th Serie A crown and marks the first since winning the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Treble in 2009-2010 under Jose Mourinho.
Inter Milan has officially won the Serie A title for the first time in more than a decade
Antonio Conte’s squad beat Crotone on Saturday to take them one step closer to the trophy
Conte’s side beat Crotone on Saturday to allow them to grab the trophy with one hand.
It was Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi’s second half goals against Crotone that saw them approach the title.
However, it was Atalanta’s draw that made it mathematically impossible for any of the pursuers to catch them.
Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini saw red after 22 minutes, but the Bergamo club took the lead 10 minutes later by an attack by Robin Gosens.
However, it was Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Saussuolo on Sunday that saw them win (above)
As a result, Inter Milan is now 13 points clear in first place with four games to go
Sassuolo equalized early in the second half via a Domenico Berardi penalty, but the hosts were then also reduced to 10 men when Marlon took a second yellow and was awarded a penalty.
Luis Murielas’ spot kick, however, was saved by Andrea Consigli.
Inter has therefore overtaken AC Milan, which has 18 Serie A titles, to become the second most successful club in league history behind Juventus, with 36 league wins.
Inter has also led the league standings for the last 13 rounds since beating Lazio 3-1 on February 14, improving to second place in Conte’s 2019-2020 debut season.
In addition, Inter will be delighted to receive the trophy after finishing one point behind Juventus last year and also losing the Europa League final in 2020.
As for Conte, the result represents another title win – having previously led Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles between 2012 and 2014.