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Super Saturday leaves Inter with one hand on Serie A trophy

April 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Easter Sunday will be extra special for Inter Milan this year as it follows what may well be remembered as the day they sealed their first Serie A title in 11 years.

Easter Sunday will be extra special for Inter Milan this year as it follows what may well be remembered as the day they sealed their first Serie A title in 11 years.

Inter stretched their winning run to nine matches against Bologna while their biggest title rivals, AC Milan and Juventus, dropped points with draws against Sampdoria and Torino on an action-packed Saturday in Italy.

Those results left Antonio Conte's side eight points clear on top, a gap that could be stretched to 11 points with a game in hand to come against Sassuolo on Wednesday.

The Italian press were left in little doubt that the Nerazzurri are set to end Juve's nine-year stranglehold of the Serie A title and claim their first 'Scudetto' since 2010.

As the headlines suggest, it's difficult to see anyone catching an Inter side that has won nine consecutive league matches for the first time since 2007.

Conte's team took until Week 22 of the season to supplant rivals Milan in first place, but since then the gap has steadily increased as they scored 21 goals and conceded three in their nine-match streak.

But Conte responded to claims that it is now Inter's title to lose in the expected manner.

Inter's title hopes have been helped by the faltering form of the two teams that previously looked like their most credible rivals: Milan and Juventus.

Both sides came from behind to earn draws on Saturday, leaving Milan with two wins in their last five league games and Juve with one point from matches against relegation battlers Benevento and Torino.

Wins for Atalanta, Napoli and Lazio on Saturday reduced the gap between Milan in second and Lazio in sixth to eight points, which could be cut to five if the Romans win their game in hand against Torino.

Failing to qualify for the Champions League would be unthinkable for a Juve side that has won the last nine Italian titles, but it is by no means an unrealistic proposition as a thrilling season enters its final stretch.

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