Milan clinch Serie A with goalless draw at Roma

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Reuters) - AC Milan won Serie A for the first time in seven years on Saturday as an insipid goalless draw at AS Roma clinched the title with two games to spare and finally ended Inter Milan’s long stranglehold on the scudetto.

Milan, in their first season under coach Massimiliano Allegri, took an unassailable nine-point lead over bitter rivals Inter, champions for the last five seasons and the only team who could catch them before the start of the weekend.

Inter host Fiorentina on Sunday and have three matches left but, even if they caught Milan, Leonardo’s side would still lose out on their head-to-head record which decides the title if teams finish level on points.

It was Milan’s 18th Serie A title, pulling them level with Inter, although they are still nine behind Juventus.