Ciro Immobile wins European Golden Boot

Lazio marksman Ciro Immobile to win European Golden Shoe after Cristiano Ronaldo is LEFT OUT of Juventus squad

Inter Milan took second place with a 2-0 win over direct rivals Atalanta in Bergamo, who fell to their first league defeat since January.

Juventus have already wrapped up their ninth straight league title and are now looking towards their home game against Lyon on Friday when Maurizio Sarri's side need to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit.

This is the first time Inter have finished second since 2010-11 - and also marks the first time the top two in Serie A were separated by just one point since 2001-02.

Antonio Conte's Inter were deserved winners with Danilo D'Ambrosio heading them ahead after 50 seconds, before Ashley Young's excellent curling effort after cutting in from the left wing.

The Italian will now be determined to try and break the Serie A record for goals scored in one season, which is held by Gonzalo Higuain after he found the back of the net 36 times in the 2015/2016 season.

Immobile was already the odds-on favorite to bag the award, which is given to the leading scorer in European top-flight football, as the Italian ace headed into the final round of matches on 35 strikes for the season - four ahead of Ronaldo.

Immobile outscored the likes of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (34), Ronaldo (31) and Lionel Messi (25) this season in a campaign where experienced strikers shone, with 33-year-old Jamie Vardy ending as the Premier League's Golden Boot victor with 23.

The season concludes on Sunday with Lecce and Genoa playing Parma and Hellas Verona respectivel hoping to avoid joining Brescia and SPAL down in Serie B.



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