Inter Milan wins Serie A title with four matches to go as Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Sassuolo on Sunday gave them a 13-point lead , Antonio Conte puts an end to club’s 10-year trophy drought and Juventus’ nine-year Scudetto winning cycle, which he started.
Antonio Conte’s side put one hand on the trophy with a 2-0 win against Crotone on Saturday, but Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Sassuolo on Sunday ensured the Serie A leaders retained an unassailable 13-point cushion with four matches to spare.
It is the first time Inter have won the scudetto since the famous treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010 and the club has suffered badly over the past decade in their attempts to recreate those heroics. But the arrival of Antonio Conte, along with some quality investment in the squad, has transformed them into the best team in Italy.
They have collected 82 points from the first 34 matches of the campaign, scoring 74 goals and conceding 29 in that time. They are on an incredible unbeaten run of form stretching back to the beginning of January and haven’t lost in 18 league matches.
Inter have only lost twice all season – a 2-1 defeat to rivals Milan early in the season and a loss to Sampdoria by the same scoreline on January 6.
Juventus run of nine successive scudetti title has come to an end. The Italian giants have struggled under Andrea Pirlo this year, and they could even miss out on Champions League qualification.