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AC Milan and Inter Milan wins ensure title race will head into the final week of the season

Goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez sealed a 2-0 win over Atalanta.

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Updated May 15th 2022, 11:09 PM

AC MILAN SIT on the brink of a first Serie A title in over a decade after goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez sealed a 2-0 win over Atalanta.

Milan, who were last league champions in 2011, are two points clear of reigning champions Inter Milan.

Leao broke through after 56 minutes, picking up a Messias through ball to score between the legs of Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso, with Hernandez adding a second 19 minutes later following a brilliant solo run through the Atalanta defence.

Lautaro Martinez ensured the title race will head into the final week of the season on Sunday with a brace in Inter Milan’s 3-1 win at Cagliari. Goals in each half from Mattia Darmian’s and Martinez ensured that Simone Inzaghi’s side would push their local rivals down to the wire with a hard-fought victory in Sardinia.

In Naples, Lorenzo Insigne scored on his final home game for Napoli, a 3-0 win over Genoa, meaning the north-western port side will be relegated if Cagliari beat Inter.

It was an emotional final match for Insigne at the Diego Maradona Stadium after 12 years in his hometown club. The Napoli captain will join MLS club Toronto FC as a free agent from July 1.

The 30-year-old was given a guard of honour as he walked out onto the pitch for the final time alongside his sons and was presented with gifts.

Insigne scored Napoli’s second goal from the penalty spot after an hour with Victor Osimhen and Stanislav Lobotka also on target for the third-placed southerners who return to Champions League football next season.

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