Thanks to its victory against Sassuolo during the last day of Serie A (3-0), AC Milan has been crowned champion of Serie A! The Milanese club succeeds its rival, Inter, who had won the championship last year.
The suspense will have lasted until the end. After 38 days, on the last day of the championship, we now know the name of the champion in Italy. AC Milan, who defeated Sassuolo earlier this Sunday (3-0), secured their place on the roof of the country on the last day. Because this Sunday afternoon, Olivier Giroud’s teammates had their destiny in hand. They had to win to secure the title. This was the case thanks to a great Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman scored a double in this game and thus largely contributed to the victory of his team. A successful end of season for the striker who has not been called by Didier Deschamps for the next gathering.
The Rossoneri have had a very interesting season with 26 wins, 8 draws and only 4 defeats, and have been able to resist the competition of Inter, who did not give up until the end. Behind them, Napoli (3rd) were too far behind and what can we say about Juventus who were not at the level of the whole season. The reasons for this expected victory since 2011, year of the last title of AC Milan in Serie A, are quite numerous and not necessarily common. Because if we look at the statistics closely, the Milanese have “only” the fourth best attack, but it is defensively that the club has reached a milestone.
A solid rearguard
The best defense in the Italian championship with Inter and Napoli (31 goals), their two pursuers, AC Milan has been able to count on a solid rear-guard, all accompanied by a successful goalkeeper. With the departure of Gigio Donnarumma to PSG, Mike Maignan replaced the Italian keeper perfectly and logically finished as the best keeper in the Championship. And in front of him, players like Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu and Davide Calabria, to name but a few, did not let much slip. Another aspect also weighed a lot in the balance: the victories in the finish or very short.
While AC Milan was thought to be in the clear at times, the Italian club never gave up, with many wins in the last moments of the season, or even by a small goal. Olivier Giroud, who arrived last summer, has been involved in some of these successes with nine goals and four assists. Rafael Leao (10 goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (8 goals) are also among the top scorers for Milan this season, which has been able to rely on several individualities and not one man in particular. Finally, we must salute a certain Stefano Pioli, who was able to shape his 4-2-3-1, while he was still in the middle of a storm a year and a half back.