Maicon Scores Stunning Long-Range Goal to Win Milan Derby for Inter Milan

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You couldn't have written a better ending to a beautiful game that had football fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

With Inter Milan up 3-2 in the 86th minute and the game still very much in the balance, Maicon took advantage of the space afforded to him by Milan's defense and unleashed a magnificent scorcher from distance.

Marco Amelia was left helpless, as he could only watch the shot power itself into the top right corner of his goal.

The goal put Inter Milan safely ahead and out of AC Milan's reach, keeping the team's Champions League dreams alive despite their narrow chance of success. 

It also ended AC Milan's Scudetto hopes, awarding Juventus the Serie A title after they secured a 2-0 victory over Cagliari.

Most importantly for Maicon, the goal most likely assured that Andrea Stramaccioni, Inter Milan's current interim coach, will remain Inter's coach next season. The jubilation of both the player and the coach was clear when they embraced each other shortly after Maicon's goal.

If you didn't watch the game leading up to this goal, then its glory might escape you given the lack of context.

I strongly recommend finding a replay for the game, because this goal was only the icing on the cake on a contender for game of the year.

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