AC Milan won one of the toughest Serie A title races over Inter to win their first Scudetto in 11 years.
Olivier Giroud’s two goals and a Franck Kessie strike sealed a comfortable 3-0 win for Milan away from home against Sassuolo on the final game day of the season.
Stefano Pioli’s side came into the final round of fixtures knowing a point would be enough for them to finish top ahead of the chasing Inter.
But Milan looked set on finishing the job with a win, showing no sign of any early nerves as they took the game to mid-table Sassuolo.
Fikayo Tomori had seen his header cleared off the line and Alexis Saelemaekers’ shot was well saved as a goal looked certain for the visitors.
Giroud fired his side in front after just 17 minutes from a Rafael Leao pass to ease any building concerns.
Leao then assisted the Frenchman a second time as well in the 32nd minute for his 11th goal of the campaign.
Kessie, who according to reports will join Barcelona in the summer, added a third before the halftime to set the mood.
Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic thought he had added the icing on the cake with a fourth off the bench late on, but the Swede’s header was ruled out for offside.
As the final whistle blew Milan’s jubilant supporters swarmed the pitch to celebrate their first league title in 11 years.
AC Milan finished Serie A with 86 points, two ahead of their nearest rivals who also won their match against Sampdoria 3-0.
They can at least take consolation after their Copa Italia win.