Inter have a good omen heading into the weekend which could see them crowned Serie A champions, a report in the Italian media highlighted today.
Antonio Conte’s side will win the scudetto with four games to spare if they win at Crotone (on Saturday) and Atalanta fail to beat Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium (on Sunday).
Tuttosport’s print edition noted that the Nerazzurri had already celebrated the scudetto on May 2 (Sunday’s date) once before, when they won Serie A way back in 1971.
Heriberto Herrera was replaced by Giovanni Invernizzi during that campaign and Invernizzi led Inter to a 5-0 win over Foggia on May 2, which was enough to wrap up the title.
Roberto Boninsegna scored an overhead kick on that day, while elsewhere AC Milan were busy losing 3-2 to Bologna.
Even if Inter do not secure the title on Sunday, Conte’s side need only four points from their final five games to be mathematically certain of the title.