AC Milan has been crowned the 2021/22 Italian Serie A champions after beating
Sassuolo 3-0. The Italian side completed its ascent back to the Serie A summit for the first time since 2010/11, the Rossoneri have been crowned Italian champions. It has been a humbling decade for AC Milan, which has seen Juventus win nine straight titles before Inter Milan ended a lengthy title drought last season. But the red side of the San Siro is the one celebrating this season.
AC Milan Wins Italian Serie A Title after 11-years
They battled with their rival Inter Milan for the second-most titles in Italian history (19; both trail Juventus’s official tally of 36). In the 17th minute of the game, former Arsenal and Chelsea France forward Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with his 10th league goal of the season and it wasn’t long before he added his second in the 32nd minute. Four minutes later, Franck Kessié will be joining the Spanish La Liga side next season-extending Milan’s lead to 3–0 and securing the title for Milan.
AC Milan has been clinical since late January, going 15 games unbeaten in the league. It’s been far from a one-man show for Milan, who have been paced by attacking stars young and old. Giroud’s 11 goals, Rafael Leão’s 10, and Zlatan Ibrahimović’s eight spearheaded Stefano Pioli’s attack. Ibrahimović was part of Milan’s team that won the last title. He won it with them when he took on the role of its leading scorer while on loan from Barcelona in 2011.
On the other end, goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who joined from French champion Lille, backstopped another club to a title by marshaling a defensive unit that ended the season level with Napoli as the league’s stingiest.