The city of Milan was painted red and black on Sunday after AC Milan claimed its first Serie A title in 11 years.

Thousands of fans had gathered in the Piazza del Duomo, in front of the city’s iconic cathedral, even before the Rossoneri won the 19th scudetto in their history.

And the architect was veteran French striker Olivier Giroud, author of a brace to earn a 3-0 victory at Sassuolo. Rafael Leão assisted in the three goals scored in the first half.

The result left Milan with a two-point lead over Inter, the reigning champions and their city rivals. The Nerazzurri closed the campaign with a 3-0 home win against Sampdoria.

The tussle between the two Milanese clubs lasted until the final day, with the Rossoneri needing to score a point to capture their first scudetto since the 2010-11 season.

And despite the fact that they played away, the match in Reggio Emilia was throbbing as if they were at home. Several thousand Milan fans traveled to dwarf the Sassuolo crowd inside the Mapei stadium, with many more outside.

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