Kaka & Pato lead celebrations as brilliant AC Milan dethrone Inter as Serie A champions on final day

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Kaka & Pato lead celebrations as brilliant AC Milan dethrone Inter as Serie A champions on final day

 

AC Milan held their nerve on Sunday evening, to retake their place at the very summit of the Italian football pyramid for the first time in over a decade.

The Rossoneri marked their return to action a short time ago.

In the knowledge that they need only better the result secured by city rivals Inter at home to Sampdoria, Stefano Pioli’s troops made the trip to the Mapei Stadium, for a final day meeting with Sassuolo.

The Neroverdi had long represented something of a bogey opponent for Milan, meaning hearts were no doubt in mouths across the club’s fanbase ahead of the action getting underway on Sunday evening.

When all was said and done in Reggio Emilia, however, any such fears were put swiftly to bed, courtesy of one of the performances of the season in Italy’s top-flight.

Inside 35 minutes, Milan had all but sewn up the Scudetto, after racing out to a 3-goal lead courtesy of an Olivier Giroud double, and further finish on the part of Barcelona-bound Franck Kessie.

In truth, though, it was Rafael Leao who proved the star of the show, bagging all three assists for the rampant visitors.

Despite Inter cruising to a 3-0 win of their own on Sunday, it is the iconic name of AC Milan which will therefore retake its rightful place in the history books as Serie A’s best for the 2021/22 campaign.

‘Campioni!’

And the celebrations have since gotten well underway, with chaotic scenes inside the Mapei Stadium having been swiftly followed by a series of congratulatory messages being sent to the Rossoneri online.

Check out the best of the social media reaction to Milan’s title triumph below:

 

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