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Inter Milan win historic 20th Serie A title after beating rivals AC Milan

In a clash that will be etched into the annals of Italian football history, Inter Milan emerged victorious over arch-rivals AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina to secure their 20th Serie A title.

The showdown at San Siro was not just a battle for local supremacy but also a pivotal moment in the Serie A season, and it unfolded in dramatic fashion.

The decisive moment came when Francesco Acerbi, unmarked in the box, rose to meet Benjamin Pavard’s deft flick-on from a corner, sending the Inter faithful into raptures as they took the lead.

It was a testament to Inter’s prowess and tactical acumen, seizing the crucial moments to edge ahead in a high-stakes encounter.

However, the Nerazzurri weren’t content with a solitary goal lead. Marcus Thuram, seizing an opportunity from a long ball, showcased his composure by cutting in and rifling a shot into the bottom corner, extending Inter’s advantage and igniting wild celebrations amongst their supporters.

Yet, AC Milan refused to capitulate. Fikayo Tomori, the English defender, provided a glimmer of hope for the Rossoneri, heading in from close range to keep their aspirations alive, albeit briefly.

As the tension mounted in the dying embers of the game, tempers flared, culminating in a flurry of red cards in injury time.

Theo Hernandez and Denzel Dumfries were both shown the exit for their involvement in a heated altercation, while Milan’s captain Davide Calabria also saw red for an act of violent conduct, reducing the hosts to nine men.

The spectacle encapsulated the intensity and passion that characterizes the Milan derby, transcending mere sporting competition.

When the final whistle blew, signaling Inter’s triumph, the scenes at San Siro were nothing short of euphoric.

Inter players and coaches stormed the pitch, engulfed in a wave of jubilation as they savored the sweet taste of victory.

It was a momentous occasion made all the more special by the significance of winning the title in the historic Milan derby.

From the 2024-25 season, Inter’s shirts will feature two stars on the Inter crest.

For Serie A, every 10 Serie A championships the club will have one star. Inter Milan with 20 Scudettos will have 2 stars from season 24-25

For AC Milan, the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow. Despite their spirited display, they were unable to derail Inter’s relentless march towards the title.

With Inter now boasting a commanding 17-point lead over their nearest rivals, the Rossoneri’s aspirations of clinching the Scudetto were all but extinguished, leaving them to ponder what might have been.