Wednesday, May 18

Giroud turned against Inter – kept Milan in the golden match with a double

(Inter – AC Milan 1-2) With Zlatan Ibrahimovic out injured, it was the Swede’s reserve, Olivier Giroud, who stole the show.

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After Inter both took the lead and dominated the first round, it was in the second round the table was set for the Frenchman with number nine on his back.

Because there are more than just Zlatan who can score for Milan, and that several times during a match. It took Giroud four minutes to turn zero points into three on his own. In another round with high temperature and red card.

In the 75th minute, the Frenchman stole the ball on Inter’s half of the field, sent it to a teammate, before getting it back on the back post.

There, the large 35-year-old slid the ball into goal in a way that could be reminiscent of another large striker in Milan’s squad.

Nor did goal number stand back for the spectacular moments his Swedish teammate can last up with.

After a short tussle with the defender, Stefano Pioli finally tucked the ball home.

With Saturday’s victory and three points, Milan moved up to second place in the table, one point behind the rival and Saturday’s opponent.

CHEERS: With Zlatan Ibrahimovic out, it was Olivier Giroud’s night in the city between Inter and Milan.

And it was not on the effort to stay away at the end of the match. In the final seconds of the five added minutes, Milan’s Theo Hernández clinched Denzel Dumfries. Little doubt was left that the Milan player had one goal in mind, to stop a potential attack. The referee had no doubts and he gave a penalty in favor of Hernández.

But it started with the exact opposite. After stabbing and stabbing against the rival, it was Inter who found the way to the net before, just over five minutes before full time in the first half.

At the corner from Hakan Çalhanoglu, 32-year-old Ivan Perisic received a gift package from the Milan defense, when he was left unmarked in the back of the box.

The ball landed at the Croatian who widened it into the net and sent the home team into the lead. The goal was his 50th in the dark blue and black suit.

Milan, on the other hand, struggled to produce the biggest chances during the first 45 minutes. Sandro Tonali fired from a distance, but Samir Handanovic in the Inter cage cleaned up. Thus, Olivier Giroud’s grimaces after Perisic’s goal remained as the image of Milan after the first half.

The grimaces were then turned into a big smile, after the Frenchman secured the victory for the guests.

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