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Unheralded Pioli molded Milan youngsters into title winners


AP Sports Writer

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan wasn’t expected to win the scudetto. It has young players and ageing forwards and a coach who had never won anything. On paper Inter Milan had the best squad but Stefano Pioli managed to instil a level of maturity and cohesiveness in his players. Milan’s first Serie A title in 11 years was due to the collective effort of his squad rather than reliance on a standout star. Milan is the youngest squad to win the Serie A title and they did so with the help of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Olivier Giroud on and off the field.

Associated Press

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