videoMilan is one step closer to 19th place Scudetto† The Serie A leader got rid of the colorful Dutch Atalanta (2-0) in front of his fans and could win the title next week. Inter should hope to defeat Milan, because if the points are tied, the title goes to Rosoneria†
There was no doubting the high tempo of the ball in the first half at the San Siro. Atalanta, who wants a European ticket with key players Teun Koopmeiners, Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer, kept the leader in good standing. In the first half, Milan striker Olivier Giroud was angry when he did not award a penalty kick by referee Daniele Orsato. The Frenchman gave the yellow to protest and the penalty was not imminent, because the VAR also saw that the alleged infringement took place outside the penalty area.
Ten minutes into the first half, San Siro were allowed to cheer when Rafael Leao got the ball. Kompminers came too late and the Portuguese striker hit the ball between the legs of Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Muso against the ropes. Left-back Theo Hernandez cut an extra distance for Stefano Pioli’s team fifteen minutes before the end: 2-0. It couldn’t go wrong, as he was also known by the 73,000 attendees at San Siro.
Inter win at Cagliari
After the leader AC Milan won, it was up to the chaser Inter. The defending champion played the first leg against Cagliari in Sardinia and won 1-3. With the points lost, Inter had already awarded Milan the title tonight, but the decision will fall on the final day of Serie A.
Next Sunday, Milan will play the first leg in eleventh place Sassuolo. Inter will play against the 16th seed Sampdoria at San Siro. Milan starts the last day with two points, but with a draw, Milan is also the champion. With an equal number of points, it is not the goal difference that takes precedence (Inter at 49 points, Milan at +35), but the mutual score. On November 7, 2021, the score was 1-1 at San Siro and on February 5, Milan won 1-2 with a goal from Olivier Giroud in the 75th and 78th minutes.
De Vrij played the entire match at Inter tonight. Denzel Dumfries started playing on the bench and came in for Mathieu Darmian in the 58th minute. Kevin Strootman remained on the bench at Cagliari. Inter won the Italian Cup on Wednesday night in Rome by beating Juventus 4-2 in extra time. Matthijs de Ligt missed a penalty at the Olympic Stadium after a minor foul on de Vrij and left empty-handed with Juventus this season.
No. Eighteen Cagliari remain two points below No. 17 Salernitana, but can still play it safe next week. The curtain also fell on Genoa, a day after Venezia was also the first relegated. Ranked sixteenth Sampdoria is definitely safe after tonight.
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