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Milan end seven-year title wait

Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 22.47CET
AC Milan were crowned champions of Italy for the first time in seven years after a goalless draw against AS Roma proved sufficient to secure an unassailable lead atop Serie A.
Milan end seven-year title wait
Milan could celebrate their Scudetto with two games to spare ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 22.47CET

Milan end seven-year title wait

AC Milan were crowned champions of Italy for the first time in seven years after a goalless draw against AS Roma proved sufficient to secure an unassailable lead atop Serie A.

After holding AS Roma to a goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico, AC Milan have been crowned champions of Italy for the 18th time.

The Rossoneri required just a point from their trip to the Italian capital in order to establish an unassailable nine-point lead at the top of Serie A and came away with exactly that following a professional performance.

Milan came the closest to scoring when Robinho hit the post with a curling shot in the second half. Zlatan Ibrahimović also had a stinging free-kick well saved by Doni but in the end a point proved sufficient to end Milan's seven-year wait for a title.

Massimiliano Allegri could cap a memorable maiden season in charge by completing the double, although they first have to get past US Città di Palermo in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. The second leg is played in Sicily on 11 May with the tie delicately poised at 2-2.

Tonight's draw took Roma level on points with fourth-placed city rivals S.S. Lazio, who have a tricky visit to Udinese Calcio on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Palermo moved to within three points of Juventus, in seventh, with a 2-1 win against already-relegated AS Bari.

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Italian Serie A 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

07/05/2011

RomaRoma0-0MilanMilan

Venue: Roma

07/05/2011

PalermoPalermo2-1BariBari

Miccoli 39, Bovo 53

Bentivoglio 7

Venue: Palermo

Standings

*Team Bologna FC have had 3 points deducted
Last updated: 23/05/2011 14:32 CET

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