The Italian Football Association announced today, Tuesday, that it has decided to hold a play-off match to determine the winner of the local league in the event of a tie between the two teams on points at the top of the standings starting next season.
The Italian federation said in a statement that it had agreed to the regulation of the decisive match, which would go directly to a penalty shoot-out if the two teams ended in a draw.
This system has operated in the past in the Italian league, but was only used once in 1964, when Bologna beat Inter in Rome to win the last of their seven Serie A titles.
Italian federation president Gabriele Gravina has previously stated that he would like to determine each title in the play-off matches in different classes.
Milan won the Italian championship last season, two points ahead of their neighbor Inter.