Party in Milan as Inter end Juve's nine-year reign

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 4 May 2021

Thousands thronged the streets on Sunday as Inter Milan claimed a first Italian Serie A title in 11 years to end rivals Juventus' nine-year reign.

Antonio Conte's side clinched their 19th Scudetto after Atalanta drew 1-1 at Sassuolo to leave Inter 13 points clear with four games remaining.

Conte had started Juve's record run, winning the first three titles in a streak that stretched from 2012 to 2020. The 51-year-old took over Inter in 2019 and finished second to his former club last season.

"This triumph is one of the biggest achievements in my career," said Conte, who also won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017.

"It wasn't an easy choice for me to go to Inter at a time when the team wasn't used to winning. They were also the direct rival of Juventus."

Inter are now the second most successful team in Italy, one league success ahead of AC Milan's 18, but still some way short of Juve's 36.

The Lombardy side had not won the title since Jose Mourinho's historic Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup treble in 2010. Their last trophy was the Italian Cup in 2011.

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