FULL TIME: AC Milan 1 – 2 Inter

Interarnazionale are champions of Italy once again and secured their 20th Serie A title in the sweetest way possible – beating arch-rivals AC Milan 2-1 at San Siro to establish an unassailable 17-point lead over their neighbours at the top of the table with 5 matches to play.

Goals in each half from Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram were enough for victory despite Fikayo Tomori’s consolation.

Inter were crowned champions of Italy in spectacular and historic fashion as they defeated rivals AC Milan 2-1 in a frantic Derby della Madonnina to wrap up their 20th Scudetto with five games to spare.

It marked the first time Serie A had ever been won in a derby match as goals from Francesco Acerbi and Marcus Thuram either side of the break mathematically assured that Simone Inzaghi’s men would finish above their second-placed neighbours.

A sixth consecutive Milan Derby victory marked the sweetest way possible for Inter to claim their first Scudetto in three years and heaped further pressure on Milan coach Stefano Pioli, whose side are now winless in four games with little left to play for this season.

Acerbi was left unmarked at a corner to nod in the opener after 18 minutes, and Inter were close to doubling their lead before the break when Lautaro Martinez missed from close range and a Thuram effort skimmed the post on its way wide.

Yann Sommer and Mike Maignan were both called into action in an entertaining game but Inter pulled clear when Thuram gathered a long ball, stepped inside from the left wing and buried a low shot into the bottom corner early in the second half.

Milan’s attacks were constantly let down by poor finishing, but they pulled one back through Fikayo Tomori with 10 minutes left when the Englishman headed home a rebound after Sommer palmed another effort off the post.

It set up a nervy grandstand finish where Denzel Dumfries and Theo Hernandez were both sent off after an altercation before Davide Calabria joined them in earning a red card, but Inter held on to spark joyous scenes in the Curva Nord.

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