First Scudetto in eleven years
Milan jump to the championship
May 22, 2022, 8:29 pm
In the final arenas of a close title race, Milan left no early doubt that the club would claim their first league title since 2011. The team surrounding superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a home win that was never in danger and quickly dashed the small hopes of local rivals.
The traditional AC Milan is the Italian Serie A champion again for the first time in eleven years, and AC Milan won the Italian soccer championship title 3-0 (3-0) on the last day of the match at the American stadium of Sassuolo. Stefano Pioli’s side, led by double top scorer Olivier Giroud and three-time assist assist Raphael Liao, had a brilliant finish to a solid season and Inter Milan no longer caught up.
City rivals won the parallel match at home against Sampdoria Genoa 3-0 (0-0). In the end, the defending champion earned two points less than Milan. Milan won the nineteenth league title and tied with Inter. Juventus Turin is the record holder with 36 titles. Milan’s last victory was in the Italian League 2011.
In the Sassuolo stadium, which was almost filled with Milan fans, the guests made the initial decision early: the veteran Giroud scored a double (minute 17/32), and Frank Kessie scored the third goal (36). All three goals were assisted by Rafael Leao, one of the most exciting players of this season in Serie A. A header by substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic in what could be his last professional match was denied after video evidence.
After the 2011 championship, Milan slipped into the middle of the Italian league and even missed the European Cup for three years. Coach Pioli was the first to bring the red team back to the Champions League and now to the top in Italy – in 2020, the coach came close to replacing Ralf Rangnick.