The date May 5, 2002 remains legendary for Italian football fans, as it saw Inter slide from the leadership to a third-place finish in a dramatic final day.
If the current Scudetto race looks tight, then think back to 2001-02, when going into the final 90 minutes there were Inter on 69 points, Juventus 68 and Roma 67.
It was all decided at the Stadio Olimpico, where Inter had gone in front against a Lazio side with nothing left to play for and with the Biancocelesti supporters urging them to lose, therefore denying Roma even the slightest chance at the title.
Inter had taken the lead through Christian Vieri after 12 minutes, Karel Poborsky equalised and Luigi Di Biagio nodded in a corner for 2-1.
However, Vrarislav Gresko then had a nightmare that makes him still famous today among Inter fans, gifting Poborsky another goal before Diego Simeone’s header and a final goal for 4-2 scored by current Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi.
It’s 20 years to the day that the last episode of Football Italia aired on Channel 4!
The final day of the 2001/02 Serie A season.
So much nostalgia hearing that soundtrack.pic.twitter.com/RKUIHgHSx8
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