Looking back at the most memorable moments from Milan’s 18th scudetto celebrations… from Oddo’s drunken run around the Olimpico to Kevin Prince’s moonwalk in front of 80.000 fans, we relive the moments.
We begin where Milan first sealed the scudetto with a 0-0 tie against Roma on May 7th, and where the first celebrations kicked off away from home at the Stadio Olimpico. Here is a video of the most memorable moments and celebrations scenes that took place right after Milan sealed the title:
The biggest partiers of the night were Antonio Cassano who celebrated his first scudetto in style and Massimo Oddo who celebrated by running around the Stadio Olimpico’s 400m track in under a minute to allegedly have his contract extended after title win.
The usually serious Max Allegri was soaked in champagne by the players and received praise from Adriano Galliani after winning the title in his first year at Milan. He also spent some moments personally celebrating with some fans that made the trip to Rome:
Before the game against Cagliari, the team paraded around the Piazza Duomo saluting and celebrating with thousands of fans that gathered. A lengthy video of the celebrations can be found here. The party was moved to the San Siro where the Scudetto trophy was officially presented to the team along with the festivities organized by Adriano Galliani.
The San Siro was sold out in anticipation for the scudetto celebration. The game had a sort of summer friendly feel to it, with a brace from Robinho, who joins Ibrahimovic and Pato as Milan’s top scorer with 14 goals each this season. A header from outside the box from Rino Gattuso and a goal from Clarence Seedorf who continues his great season-ending form completed Milan’s poker 4-1 win.
The final whistle blew and the long-awaited celebrations took place in front of the home crowd. The team came out one by one dawning the new jerseys with the scudetto patch. They then took a lap of honor around the stadium followed by more festivities highlighted by Kevin Prince Boateng’s long-awaited moonwalk and a beautiful fireworks display. Scenes that will be remembered not only by those who were present in the stadium, but by Milan fans around the world.
Milan’s top 5 players of the season (as chosen by the R&B forums):
1. Thiago Silva
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
3. Christian Abbiati
4. Kevin Prince Boateng
5. Alexandre Pato
Finally, let’s take a look at the most memorable goals, celebrations and scenes from the season:
FORZA MILAN! CAMPIONI D’ITALIA 2011!
A vital three points conquered by Milan at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, after a 1-0 win through a Rino Gattuso goal in the 68th minute. Milan controlled the game and didn’t allow Juventus a single shot on goal. Surely a deserved win and a huge step closer to the Scudetto.
Photo gallery: Juventus (0) vs. AC Milan (1) – 05/03/2011
After a scoreless first half, Milan came out determined after the break to earn a 3-0 win via a penalty converted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and goals in quick succession from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alexandre Pato. A dominating and convincing performance in front of their home fans at the San Siro, Milan are now 5 points clear of rivals Inter who have moved into 2nd place.
Photo gallery: AC Milan (3) vs. Napoli (0) – 28/02/2011