The start of the year for AC Milan took place with a very French accent on Thursday, January 6th. In his first match in 2022, Milan won at home at the San Siro against Roma (3-1), thanks to its French players. Four of them were holders for the first match: Mike Minnen, Pierre Calolo, Olivier Giroud and Theo Hernandez.
It was the latter who painted himself first. With a captain’s arm around his arm – the first since his arrival in Lombardy in 2019, made possible by the absence of several players affected by the Covid-19 virus – Hernandez caused a penalty after four minutes of play. by Tammy Abraham. It is enough for the referee to determine the penalty kick.
Olivier Giroud, took advantage of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at first, then proceeded to shoot him. Without trembling, the striker with 46 goals for France opened the scoring for Milan (eighth). His first achievement with Milan since October 26 after the first part of the season in his new club was greatly reduced due to injuries (Covid-19, back, ankle).
100% – All five goals Olivier Giroud has scored in this league have been in home matches: Of the players in the top five European leagues with at least five goals on home soil, only Aramo and Bruno Fernandes have scored in home matches. hospitable.#MilanRoma
– OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) January 6 2022
After the meeting, the Frenchman said to himself:Happy to score but I played without painLess than ten minutes into his goal, Giroud was still decisive, stealing a poor pass behind the Roma defender. Then the tricolor striker from Milan found the post, but Junior Messias took the opportunity to give the Rossoneri a break. He advanced (17) and started the Maignan Show.
Income from injury end of November After a wrist injuryThe former LOSC goalkeeper against Roma has confirmed his quick adaptation to Italian football. The France goalkeeper distinguished himself by making four crucial stops (24, 59, 61) including an impressive reflex show before Roma reduced the score by Abraham (40).
Taking advantage of the red cards directed to Roman Rick Karsdorp (74) and Gianluca Mancini (93) and saving his French goalkeeper, Milan led the point into the net through Rafael Liao (82) with ten minutes left. . A goal in which the tricolor did not participate. However, with this win with the blue paw, Milan (second) is one point behind Inter (1) in the standings, whose match at midday has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the workforce of rivals Bologna.
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