Inter Milan win Serie A title to end Juventus' nine-year dominance of Italian football

INTER MILAN have clinched their first Serie A title in 11 years after second-placed Atalanta drew 1-1 against Sassuolo.

Atalanta needed to win to push back Inter's celebrations after Antonio Conte's men beat Crotone 2-0 on Saturday.


Former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen fired in the opener for the Nerazzurri, before Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi sealed the victory in stoppage time.

Inter are 13 points clear at the top of the table having won 25 times and losing just two out of their 34 matches so far this season.

It is the club's first Scudetto since Jose Mourinho guided the side to a historic treble in 2010.

In doing so, they have ended Juventus' dominance in the Italian top-flight where they had won the Serie A title nine years in a row.

The Old Lady have suffered in the league this term, with Andrea Pirlo's men currently fifth, though they could climb as high as second if they beat Udinese by over four goals later on Sunday.

With 19 Serie A titles to their name, Inter have overtaken arch-rivals AC to become Italy's second most successful side.

Inter have led Serie A since beating Lazio 3-1 on February 14, with the club going one better than last term after they finished as runners-up.

A number of former Premier League stars – including ex-Chelsea gaffer Conte – have been instrumental in their triumph.

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Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has banged in 21 goals in 33 games, while his former Red Devils team-mates Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez have 50 Serie A appearances between them this term.

And full-back Matteo Darmian – on loan from United – has become a key player under Conte where he has chipped in with three goals and as many assists.

Meanwhile Eriksen – who left Spurs to join Inter in January 2020 – has impressed after forcing his way back into the team.

Inter can have Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli to thank for Sunday's celebrations after he saved Luis Muriel's penalty after Marlon was sent off in 75th minute.

Atalanta were reduced to ten men in the 22nd minute when Pierluigi Gollini was given his marching orders.

But that didn't bother the hosts as Robin Gosens broke the deadlock soon after, before Domenico Berardi's second half spot-kick earned Sassuolo a share of the spoils.

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