It’s crunch time in Serie A with two games left to play and Milan’s two giants of football competing for the title.
These two clubs have been two of the biggest forces in club football for decades, and in recent memory it was the 90s and 2000s when AC Milan were consistently at their best. Inter of course won the treble with Mourinho in 2010, and that was also the 5th year in a row that they had lifted Serie A.
AC Milan won it the following year and since then it’s Juventus who have dominated Italian football all the way up to 2021, when Inter won the title again. AC Milan’s most successful period was the 90s, and they were also one of the best teams in Europe for much of the 2000s with players like Gullit, Seedorf, Shevchenko, Kaka, Maldini, Cafu and Pirlo. The list of amazing talents goes on, but if we fast forward to 2014, Milan are struggling in the league and failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Italian fans are some of the most passionate in the world so seeing a giant club like Milan finish outside the top four for 7 years in a row must be painful.
But last season, they finished second behind their rivals who they famously share the San Siro with, and this year they could go one better and take home the trophy for the first time in over a decade. There are just two games to play in Serie A, and AC Milan lead Inter by two points. If the teams finished level on points AC Milan would win the trophy based on head to heads, so they need a win and a draw in their final two games to clinch the title.
AC Milan place Atalanta and Sassuolo while Inter face Cagliari and Sampdoria, as well as the Italian Cup Final with Juventus which they will also be focused on. You would have to back Inter to win both their league games with each opponent struggling in the league, although Cagliari will be fighting for the lives to avoid relegation.
It is in AC Milan’s hands though, and they’ve got the experience of players like Zlatan and Oliver Giroud to see them over the line.
Fikayo Tomori is also a young player that understood the step of risk-taking in leaving Chelsea as a young man and finding more playing time somewhere else. This has worked out perfectly so it will be a big win for him if they manage to grab the trophy. #mmlove