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Serie A | Gameweek 33
Apr 22, 2024 at 7.45pm UK
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
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AC Milan
1 - 2
Inter Milan

Tomori (80')
Hernandez (36'), Tomori (90+2'), Gabbia (90')
Hernandez (90+3'), Calabria (90+7')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Acerbi (18'), Thuram (49')
Barella (22'), Inzaghi (23'), Martinez (32')
Dumfries (90+3')

Inter Milan beat AC Milan in dramatic derby to seal 20th Serie A title

:Headline: Inter Milan beat AC Milan in dramatic derby to seal 20th Serie A title:
Inter Milan claim a narrow 2-1 victory over city rivals AC Milan to seal their 20th Serie A title.
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Inter Milan produced a dominant display to beat their arch-rivals AC Milan 2-1 and clinch their 20th Serie A title with five games to spare.

Francesco Acerbi took advantage of some lax Milan defending to head the Nerazzurri into the lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

After spurning several chances to double their advantage, Inter finally grabbed a deserved second thanks to Marcus Thuram's 49th-minute effort.

Fikayo Tomori pulled a goal back in the closing stages to set up a nervy finish before tensions spilled over in stoppage time as Theo Hernandez, Denzel Dumfries and Davide Calabria all saw red.

Inter saw out the remaining moments to clinch a famous derby win and seal their first Scudetto since the 2020-21 season.

As for Simone Inzaghi, he can celebrate his first Serie A title as manager, adding to the three Coppa Italia trophies and five Italian Super Cups that he has already won during his coaching career.

Acerbi gives Inter an early lead

With the title in their sights, the Nerazzurri required just 18 minutes to hit the front against their city rivals at San Siro.

Federico Dimarco's near-post corner was met by Benjamin Pavard, whose neat flick-on allowed an unmarked Acerbi to head home his third goal of the season.

Serie A top scorer Lautaro Martinez then spurned a gilt-edged opportunity, sending the ball high and wide from Dimarco's low cross.

After being put under significant pressure, Milan finally offered a meaningful goal threat just before the half-hour mark, with Rafael Leao's driving his left-footed strike at Yann Sommer.

Inter should have added a second when Nicolo Barella teed up Thuram, but the French striker could only guide his strike wide of Mike Maignan's goal.

Maignan's opposite number was then required to make a fine stop to prevent Calabria from scoring his first goal of the season.

Inter launched an incisive counter-attack from Sommer's superb save to create the opening for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to sting the palms of Maignan.

Inter prevail to clinch Scudetto

The Nerazzurri may have missed the chance to double their advantage before the break, but they needed just four second-half minutes to beat Maignan for a second time.

Thuram drove inside from the left flank before picking out the bottom corner with a driven shot from the edge of the box.

Leao attempted to quickly halve the deficit, but his powerful strike was ultimately kept out by a diving Sommer.

The contest appeared to be petering towards its conclusion until Tomori nodded home after Sommer had pushed Matteo Gabbia's header onto the post.

With momentum in their favour, Noah Okafor went close to finding an equaliser, only to see his prodded effort cleared off the line.

The emotions ultimately boiled over in stoppage time as Hernandez and Dumfries received their marching orders for their involvement in a melee, before Calabria saw red for striking Davide Frattesi in the face.

Following a dramatic conclusion, referee Andrea Colombo blew the final whistle to signal the end of Inter's successful title bid.

While Inter will celebrate winning the title against their rivals, the pressure will mount on Milan boss Stefano Pioli after overseeing a Europa League exit and a derby defeat in the last two games. body check tags ::

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