AC Milan win Serie A title after 11-year wait, club inspired by Kobe Bryant

AC Milan clinched the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years on the final day of the league season on Sunday, defeating Sassuolo 3-0.

Stefano Pioli's side came into the final round of fixtures knowing a point would be enough for them to finish top ahead of rivals Inter Milan

with a double from Olivier Giroud and one goal from Franck Kessie sealing the Scudetto in style.

It is the first time that Milan have won the league title since Massimiliano Allegri guided the club to the trophy in the 2010-11 campaign.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was part of that winning team ,and the striker has now sealed his seventh league title in Italy with three different teams (Milan, Juventus and Inter

Speaking after Milan's win over Atalanta last week, Pioli said he used NBA great Kobe Bryant as inspiration for his players.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend, who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, was a lifelong Milan supporter and grew up in Italy between the ages of six and 13.