Inter Milan’s first league title since 2010 puts an end to Juventus’ new reign in Italian football.
Inter Milan have won the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years to end Juventus’ new reign in Italy.
Antonio Conte’s side got their 19th “Scudetto” on Sunday after Atalanta, their closest rival, drew 1-1 with Sassuolo to leave the “Nerazzurri” with a 13-point lead with four games to go.
Conte, who started Juventus’ record career, winning the first three titles in a streak that spanned from 2012 to 2020, took over from Inter in 2019 and lifted the trophy after finishing second in the season. past.
“I’m surprised,” Conte said.
“We are breaking a dynasty. Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would gain so much ground in the team that dominated Serie A for nine years in two seasons.
Inter are now second in Italy, one ahead of the city’s rivals, AC Milan’s 18, but still just a few points behind Juventus’ 36.
“Champions of Italy”
The city of Milan erupted in a cacophony of car horns after the final whistle confirmed Inter as champions, with four games to go, and fans immediately began gathering in the main square in front of the cathedral to celebrate.
Thousands of Nerazzurri fans gathered in Piazza Duomo, with flags and scarves, singing and singing as they jumped and applauded with little attention to the restrictions of the coronavirus. Almost all wore masks, but many were shot under the chin.
“We are, yes, we are. Champions of Italy. We can finally call it, after dreaming it, after keeping it hidden in the depths of our heart, after taking it as a precious dream that we did not want to waste “, it can be read in a long communiqué in Inter website.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli congratulated his Inter counterpart Steven Zhang on the success of the Chinese-owned club.
“Well done Steven! Happy for you and proud to be your faithful opponent on the field of play and friend off the field of play. We will be back, “Agnelli wrote on Twitter.
The Lombard team had not won Serie A since the historic Champions League, Serie A and the Coppa Italia of Jose Mourinho in 2010.
Their last trophy was the Coppa Italia in 2011 and they lost the Champions League for six seasons before Luciano Spalletti returned them to the top European club competition in 2018.
Conte is the 13th coach since Mourinho sat on the Nerazzurri bench and the club has changed hands twice in the last decade.
Billionaire Massimo Moratti, whose family controls Italian oil refiner Saras Group, sold to a consortium led by Indonesian business tycoon Erik Thohir in 2013, and Chinese electronics retailer Suning Holdings Group had a majority stake in 2016 .
It is the first time an Italian-owned foreign team has won the league title.