Inter Milan win their first Serie A title in 11 years; Ajax wins Eredivisie
Inter Milan and AFC Ajax were crowned champions of Italy and the Netherlands respectively on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s men won 2-0 away at Crotone on Saturday and the result meant Atalanta had to win in Serie A to avoid confirmation from Inter. A 1-1 draw at Sassuolo was not enough to prevent that.
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Conte won Serie A three times between 2012-14 with Juventus and it is now his fourth as a coach besides the Premier League title he won with Chelsea. The Inter Scudetto is their 19th overall, but their first since 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho and it officially ends Juventus’ streak of nine consecutive titles. AC Milan are the only other Italian club to win the championship since 2001.
In the Netherlands, Ajax’s 4-0 beating against FC Emmen confirmed their latest triumph with PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar too far away to catch the Amsterdammers.
Ajax’s Dutch dominance continues with their 35th Eredivisie title and their eighth in the 2000s to complete a domestic brace after their recent triumph KNVB Beker. This is the second title in a row for Ajax, who were also champions in the 2018-19 season. No Dutch winner was crowned last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.