AC Milan claimed an 18th Serie A title following a 0-0 draw at Roma that gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the table with two games to go.
Milan came into the game knowing they needed only a draw to be sure of winning the scudetto crown and they never looked in danger of failing to do so.
The draw yesterday pushed their lead over second-placed Inter Milan, who still have three to play, to nine points but with a better head-to-head record, the rosssoneri cannot now be overtaken.
And the title is all the sweeter for Milan who have put an end to their arch rivals Inter's run of five straight league crowns. Coach Massmiliano Allegri was understandably delighted at having landed the title in his first season at the club and even claimed that club president and Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had promised him new signings in the summer. This was far from a vintage performance but Milan produced the kind of calm and controlled display necessary to get just what they needed. They created little themselves but they did come the closest to scoring and gave Roma very little to work with.