Inter have officially ended a decade of Juventus’ dominance on Serie A on Sunday. Although there was no doubt the Nerazzurri would win the league title in 2020-21, Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Sassuolo has confirmed what was coming anyway.
After winning three consecutive league crowns with Juventus between 2012 and 2014, Antonio Conte has once again proved to be a decisive factor in Serie A. The 51-year-old Italian has guided Inter to their first league success since 2009/10 in only his second year at the helm.
The Nerazzurri have finally broken an 11-year duck, and they did it in emphatic fashion. With four games to spare, the Lombardian heavyweights are 12 points clear of second-placed Atalanta after racking up an impressive 18-match unbeaten run in Serie A.
A 2-0 away win over rock-bottom Crotone on Saturday evening took Inter’s tally for the season to 82 points. Conte’s side left reigning champions Juventus 15 points behind ahead of the latter’s trip to Udinese on Sunday.
Delighted for making such a notable achievement, Inter were quick to express their excitement for lifting the title.
— Inter (@Inter_en) May 2, 2021
And while Inter’s long-awaited title arrived at the expense of Atalanta’s draw at Sassuolo, dethroned champions Juve congratulated their bitter rivals for a massive accomplishment in a manner of true champions.
The Bianconeri took to social media to praise the arch-rivals for becoming a new supreme power in the Italian top-flight.
Well done to @Inter_en on winning the 2020/21 Serie A title.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 2, 2021
Juve chief Fabio Paratici himself heaped praise on Inter and their current boss.
"Congratulations to Inter & Conte, they deserved the Scudetto"
-Juventus director Paratici pic.twitter.com/a7HTQ85Rqa
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) May 2, 2021