Inter Kick Off Serie A Title Celebration with Crushing Win Over Udinese

Now it’s official: Inter received the Serie A Scudetto trophy from the League president Paolo Dal Pino’s hands to certify their domination over the Italian top-flight, much to the joy of the 1,000 spectators who were allowed into the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It was captain Samir Handanovic to receive and lift the trophy to the sky, kicking off a celebration that is expected to last until late night as more black-and-blue supporters gather outside the San Siro and enjoy – hopefully observing some basic degree of distancing – one of the first weekends since Italy released some of its anti-COVID restriction measures.

Inter certified their domination at the end of their last Serie A game, a match-up with Udinese where there was nothing at stake and that indeed the Nerazzurri took home with a crushing 5-1 success. Just to prove, if still needed, that there’s a new ruler in the Italian league.

Antonio Conte’s side found the back of the net with Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, Lautaro Martinez, Ivan Perisic, and Romelu Lukaku. From the penalty spot, Roberto Pereyra scored one for the Bianconeri‘s pride to wrap a season where Udinese were able to comfortably maintain their Serie A status despite a staggering league start.

This is the first important career win for Belgian steamroller Romelu Lukaku, who was seen crying at full time as the celebration unfolded. Lukaku was wearing a shirt with a picture of his grandparents and explained the meaning of it when inteviewed by DAZN:

When my grandad died in 2005, I promised him I would win something important. Now I did it. These tears were for both my grandparents.

CEO Giuseppe Marotta was also interviewed and dropped a quick hint about the possible future of the club as the management prepares to meet with President Steve Zhang in the coming days:

I am always optimistic. Today we want to enjoy this wonderful day. From tomorrow, we will start planning for the new season in the interest of Inter and out of respect towards all the professionals who work for it. There is much optimism.