It is a pity that it has to be celebrated in San Siro without a folk festival. Eleven years after the last national title – under José Mourinho – it is again a prize for Inter. Due to the draw of closest pursuer Atalanta against Sassuolo, the blue-blacks are sure of a 19th national title with 4 match days to go.

Inter thus breaks through Juventus’ supremacy in Serie A. Over the past 9 seasons, the Old Lady has always conquered the Scudetto. Last year with barely one point ahead of Inter, which regained its former glory under Antonio Conté.

This year, the Italian title fight seemed to end in a battle between Inter and fellow city rivals AC Milan. The latter was in the lead until matchday 22, but then put down a dramatic 1 to 12. Including a hopeless 0-3 defeat in the derby against Inter. Goals by Lautaro Martinez and … Romelu Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku’s share in the Italian title is by no means to be underestimated. The Red Devil was good for 21 goals and 10 assists this season – no Inter player comes even close to those numbers. Trainer Antonio Conte kissed both hands for the blood form in which the striker, who formed a royal couple with Lautaro Martinez, was.

Lukaku was therefore a man with a mission: to finally supplement his trophy cabinet with a major international prize. Apart from an FA Cup with Chelsea in 2012, which he himself had no merit from, it was completely empty. An immense difference with the other Red Devils of the Golden Generation, who took prize after prize.

The question that now remains: how many more will follow for Lukaku?

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