Championship with three red cards: Inter Milan celebrates historic championship title

Mastery with three red cards
Inter Milan celebrates historic championship title

In the Milan city derby, of all places, Inter secured the championship in Italy for the 20th time. Now there is an award with symbolic power. The championship looks like a walk in the park for a long time, but things get really rough after AC scores a late goal.

A big fireworks display in front of the San Siro, a powerful pyro show on the Piazza del Duomo, plus an extremely exuberant cabin party with plenty of champagne: the professionals from Inter Milan duly celebrated the 20th championship title in the club’s history. “We have gone down in Serie A history,” celebrated captain Lautaro Martinez after the Nerazzurri crowned an outstanding season with the Scudetto in the famous Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan (2-1).

“We suffered a lot. We worked hard for it. What can I say: This is the best thing in my life as a footballer,” said Martinez on DAZN and praised his team: “They’re a great team.” With a bottle of champagne in his hands, former German youth international Yann Aurel Bisseck was also in the middle of the celebrations; he had started seven league games this season. After winning the title 2-1 (1-0), hundreds of fans flocked to the square in front of the Milan Cathedral despite the rain to celebrate Inter’s second star.

Many other ex-professionals from the Bundesliga hopped along to the party in the dressing room: Hakan Calhanoglu, who is playing a central role at Inter this season, goalkeeper Yann Sommer, Benjamin Pavard, but also Marcus Thuram and Henrich Mchitarjan. In addition, coach Simone Inzaghi, who was once a champion with Lazio as a player (2000), celebrated his first title win as a coach in Serie A.

The 2023 Champions League finalist had no problems winning the championship at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium for a long time. Francesco Acerbi paved the way for Inter with his opening goal in the 18th minute. Former Gladbacher Marcus Thuram (49th) scored what was actually a reassuring lead with his twelfth Serie A goal of the season in the sold-out San Siro – until Fikayo Tomori (80th) scored the next goal for the home team. In the hectic final phase with a total of three red cards for Theo Hernandez and Davide Calarbria (both AC) as well as Denzel Dumfries (Inter), the guests extended their lead over time.

The title has a special meaning for the fans. In Italy, there is a star above the coat of arms for every tenth championship title; so far, Inter and Milan were tied for 19 national championships. The Nerazzurri now won the race against their rivals for the second star.

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