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:
This is the last and final part of our special derby preview. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us in the comments!
3. Do you have any local Inter rivals? If yes, are there any special ways you tease them or vice versa based on the result?
Jasper: The teasing goes on all year for any negative result opposition recieves. But derby talk is always part of the gloating. Above just jumping to their face(Chi non salta nerazzurro e e) I’ve made T-shirts before the game lately:
Cheap to make and though their quality is sort of ‘use-only-once’ they come very handy if your local interista goes to the same football practice as you.
DugiNesta: As the football in my country its not in a good condiction most of the people here have a favourite foreing team and I know many people here that are Inter fans and many that are Milan fans. There are more who are Milan fans, one of the reasons might be the colours of Milan jerseys red&black which are the same as our flag.
From my closest friends i’ve got only one friend who’s a die hard Inter fan, but I got three others who are DIE HARD Milan fans. But the thing is that my other friends, Barcelona, RealMadrid, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea fans they all are against Milan bar ManUTD fans. So whenever I watch a Milan game with them it doesnt matter the opponent they all the time are against Milan.
In my family, my younger and only brother who’s 16 years old is an Inter fan. So most of the derbies we watch at home, lateley he’s been winning which wasnt very good for me. We won the first game and I would break most of the things in my house, if we win against them and securing almost the tittle against the team who won the treble. And we beat that team twice, that’s would be like a dream. Until the next derby I would be one of the happiest persons in the world.
Sven: They’re mostly childhood friends and now I live far from then, so it’s all phone calls and internet. I exchange e-mails almost daily with one hardcore Interista, but no word at all about football since the Palermo game. Same goes for the others, my friends are always like that, the fear of what you say will be used against you after the result. Pretty sure the winners will send e-mails, calls and text messages the losers after the atch though. It’s alway like that.
inomilan: Since my country is just starting to love football just now, (thanks to, finally, good coverage of the world cup last year and the fact that the national team is actually improving) there are rarely, if any, other serie a fans since only EPL games are shown. So it’s more of me trying to defend Milan against those epl lovers. The fact that they rate Tottenham above us was just plain disgusting. So by beating Inter, at least it shows that Milan is really one of the best, and I can shut up those people who doubt us.
Sage: I dont know any Inter fans, but I know juventus fans and roma fans, and I never ridicule them, I just dont like making fun of someone and expect them to shut the fuck up when they beat us, so whenever Milan beat juventus or roma, I just tell them “hard luck” and same happens when their teams beat Milan.
There is simple making fun between us, but mutual respect as well.
seveners: I don’t have any local Merda rivals as far as I know because they know Merda is just a piece of shit. But since the got the treble i saw some kids wearing their shit jersey, but i don’t care.
If I got the options to choose to watch the game live in the stadium between the derby, CL final and World Cup final I certainly will choose to to watch the derby, i don’t care CL and WC final, bring me the DERBY!!!
Cristina: No, thank god. Although, there is a Man Utd fan and a Barcelona fan that like to make fun of me when things go bad. After the 4-0 game last year, my god. Ofcourse any win will do, but it would be great if we can pull a dominating and memorable win this Saturday.
Congo Powers: all my friends (including inter fans) from my youth live around the world….never see them again. sometimes we’ll email/facebook (n/h) afterwards. games were better back in the day (n/h)
Sod-Lod: Unfortunately yes, and I’m try my best to deal with them as they belong to illusions hypocrisy team.
Pedro: No. Though I have been teased at times when Milan lost the derby. No any rivalry or so though.
Giova21: I only have one true fellow Italian fan but he supports Napoli, and with his vehement detest of all things Inter, Napoli are my second team. He says as much as a Milan loss helps Napoli with scudetto hopes he still wants Milan to win so there is mutual respect. I know this is somewhat immature but I couldn’t see myself getting along too well with someone who supports Inter as passionately as I do Milan.
diehardmilanist: Yes,there are lots of friends of mine who are Merda fans,I am sorry because even some good friends of mine turn into attackers when I talk about Milan(like I say we have won 7 Champions Leagues,we are the most succesful club in the world,that lots of our players won Ballon D’or,we had a lot of legends and still have,they have less 😛 ) and all I hear from them against all this,is that our players are gay and that they are the first Italian team to have won the Tripletta 😛 f*** them,pathetic,mediocre people,fans of a pathetic,mediocre,MERDA Club. I hope we win the derby,am really optimist for it.
Charbel: Not really.
Senatore_M84: One of my best friends is an inter fan. Yes, since we met in college, i believe he became an inter fan for 2 reasons, 1. he had an obsession with argentina and thus zanetti (he ended up moving there for a while) 2. because he liked to annoy me.
Watch most derbies with him. It gets heated. But for me it’s much worse since Inter rose. When they weren’t as good, even if they won it was like meh, look at scudetto standings, who’s still in ucl etc. etc. Now, not so much….
Last couple years it’s been very intense, and usually loser wants nothing to do with person for next day or two.
Dwa Milan: Yes, have few close friends that are Inter rivals. sadly there’s not much hate between us regarding the club we support the teasing only comes in the last few seasons, simply because we were no where near challenging them(but it wasn’t really an annoying tease).