Reggio Emilia City: AC Milan won Series A after defeating Sassuolo 3-0 in a thrilling final on Sunday.
The Red and Blacks were never out of control of the game, as they maintained their lead throughout. Giroud pushed his team to an early lead in the 17th minute, which was later increased by a goal in the 32nd minute.
Kessie then clinched Milan’s victory in the 36th minute with the team’s third goal.
In the other game, Inter Milan gave it their all in the title decider, dominating the entire game. The Blue and Blacks defeated Sampdoria 3-0, but this was insufficient to crown them winners tonight.
Rafael Leo, 22, set up all three first-half goals.
The season-long battle for the Italian league between Milan and Inter came down to the last day, and the Rossoneri just needed one point to capture their first scudetto since the 2010-11 season. It led Inter by two points and had a stronger head-to-head record, which was the tiebreaker.
Despite the fact that Milan was playing away, it seemed like a home game because thousands of fans made the journey and the Rossoneri fans significantly outnumbered the Sassuolo supporters inside the Mapei Stadium, with many more outside. At the final whistle, there was a field invasion, which caused the prize ceremony to be delayed.
Giroud, 35, has also scored vital goals for Milan this season including against Inter and Napoli.
Giroud did it again in the 32nd minute, this time after turning in another cross from Leo on the left.
Four minutes later, Milan had all but sealed the match and the championship. Franck Kessié raced in from close range after Leo’s assist from the right.
When Giroud came in in the 72nd minute, he received a standing ovation. Zlatan Ibrahimovi, another veteran, was introduced and felt he had scored in what could be his final club encounter, but it was thrown out for offside.