Inter hammers Udinese 5-1 in final game of the season

Conte heavily rotated his team for the game, but Inter treated the family members, sponsors and club employees in attendance to a festival of goals.

Inter Milan players and staff celebrate with the trophy after beating Udinese on Sunday.   -  AP

Serie A champions Inter Milan ended its triumphant season with a 5-1 thrashing of Udinese on Sunday as thousands of fans gathered outside San Siro to celebrate.

Conte heavily rotated his team for the game, leaving players such as Lukaku and Eriksen on the bench. But Inter treated the family members, sponsors and club employees in attendance to a festival of goals.

Young dinked in a close-range finish after eight minutes and Eriksen fired home Inter’s second with a free kick from the edge of the area.

Martinez made it three from the penalty spot before Perisic and Lukaku were introduced and both made an impact.

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The Croatian curled home a superb finish before the striker inadvertently scored his 30th goal of the season in all competitions with his chest when Alexis Sanchez’s shot hit the post and rebounded off the Belgian and in.

A late Pereyra penalty did little to dampen the joyous mood.

Inter finishes the season with 91 points, passing the 90-point mark for the second time after earning 97 in 2006-07, and was able to celebrate the achievement in front of one thousand invited supporters at its home ground.

The performance took Inter’s goal tally for the season in Serie A to 89, its highest since 1950-51 and third-highest total ever.

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Antonio Conte’s side sealed its first league crown in 11 years with four games to spare on May 2, but had to wait until the final day of the season to lift the trophy.

After the game captain Samir Handanovic was swamped by his team mates as he lifted the Serie A trophy. While Inter players and fans celebrated the club's 19th league triumph, Lukaku was reduced to tears.

“There is great emotion, joy and happiness,” Handanovic told DAZN .

“We have waited a long time for this day, so now we are enjoying it. This must be a starting point for us. Winning the Scudetto is the dream of every child, it is a beautiful thing.”

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A further 4,500 were permitted to gather outside the stadium and a jubilant crowd was already in place long before kickoff to accompany the team bus to the entrance.

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