Inter Milan are setting an even higher pace in terms of points in Serie A than they did during the legendary 1988-89 season.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

The way that Inter’s season is going, the team seem to be “competing” with historical precedent as much as with their direct rivals.

Juventus could be as much as fifteen points back if Inter beat Genoa this evening. City rivals AC Milan would be sixteen points adrift.

So there is little to be said about a title race in the here and now.

But Inter could be shooting for something historical.

The Nerazzurri are picking up points at a pace that feels truly historical. The team have won all eight of their Serie A matches since the start of 2024. And they are on pace for a hundred-point season.

Inter Milan Outpacing Legendary 1988-89 Season In Serie A

In terms of historical markers, few seasons in Inter’s history stand out like the 1988-89 campaign.

That season saw the Nerazzurri win the Serie A title with a then-record points total.

There were a couple of key differences compared to a modern season. One is the fact that teams picked up two points for a victory, rather than three like today.

And then, there was the fact that at that time Serie A had eighteen teams in it rather than twenty.

Those two facts mean that the 58 points that Inter picked up that campaign under head coach GIovanni Trappatoni was a much more impressive figure than it would be in the modern game.

It was 85.2% of the points available to a team in Serie A at that time – 68 in total potentially.

This season, Inter have taken 69 points from a possible 78. That means that the Nerazzurri have taken a total of 88.4% of points available.