AC Milan win Serie A title for first time in 11 years after victory at Sassuolo

AC Milan celebrate
Pioli was appointed Inter Milan manager part of the way through the 2016-17 season and was sacked at the end of the campaign

AC Milan won their 19th Serie A title but the first for 11 years by cruising to victory at Sassuolo.

Rossoneri fans were initially unhappy at Stefano Pioli’s scheduled in 2019 given he previously managed rivals Inter, but he has masterminded this two-point success over his former club.

Olivier Giroud scored twice and Franck Kessie once as Milan won easily away.

Inter beat Sampdoria 3-0 on the final day but Simone Inzaghi’s men could not deny their city rivals.

Napoli were third after a 3-0 win at Spezia while Juventus ended their disappointing season under Massimiliano Allegri – who won the title with Milan in 2010-11 – by finishing fourth but qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Pioli brings back glory days

Milan have suffered more than a decade of disappointment since the title for Allegri in 2011 but Italian Pioli has brought back the glory days.

Former Serie A players such as Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Vincenzo Montella and Gennaro Gattuso have all since tried and failed to revive the former European champions.

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was part of that last Milan side that won Serie A and at the age of 40 he lifted the trophy with the club for a second time.

By winning the title, midfielder Daniel Maldini follows in the footsteps of his father Paolo Maldini, who won seven league titles with Milan, and grandfather Cesare Maldini with four.

line ups

Sassuolo

formation 4-3-3

  • 47ConsigliSubstituted forSatalinoat 82′minutes
  • 17Muldur
  • 5Ayhan
  • 31FerrariSubstituted forpelusoat 82′minutes
  • 77KyriakopoulosBooked at 53mins
  • 16FrattesiSubstituted forTraoreat 58′minutes
  • 8thLopezBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMagnanelliat 45′minutes
  • 97de Souza
  • 25BerardiSubstituted forDefrelat 67′minutes
  • 91Scamacca
  • 18Raspadori

substitutes

  • 4Magnanelli
  • 6Oliveira da Silva
  • 10Djuricic
  • 11Ciervo
  • 13peluso
  • 15Ceide
  • 21Chiriches
  • 23Traore
  • 24Satalino
  • 44Tresoldi net
  • 56pegolo
  • 92Defrel

A.C.Milan

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Maignan
  • 2Calabria
  • 20Kalulu
  • 23TomoriSubstituted forRomagnoliat 81′minutes
  • 19Hernandez
  • 8thtonaliBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBennacerat 45′minutes
  • 79Kessie
  • 56SaelemaekersSubstituted forFlorenceiat 81′minutes
  • 33KrunicSubstituted fordiazat 72′minutes
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 72′minutes

substitutes

  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 4Bennacer
  • 5Ballo Touré
  • 10diaz
  • 11Ibrahimovic
  • 12Rebic
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 25Florencei
  • 30Messiah
  • 41Bakayoko
  • 46Gabbia
  • 83Mirante

live text

Around the BBC iPlayer bannerAround the BBC iPlayer footer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.