Olivier Giroud’s time at AC Milan so far has been up and down with a fast start and then numerous physical problems, but last night it certainly reached a high point.
The French striker scored twice in three minutes recording his second brace for the Rossoneri this season after his one against Cagliari in the first home game of the campaign. He got the better of Stefan De Vrij on the night, spinning him brilliantly for the goal that made it 2-1.
MilanNews writes how it was a similar goal to the one he scored six years ago at Anfield with Arsenal during which he used a flicked control, spun Kolo Tourè and shot left-footed inside the far post.
It was a masterful brace achieved in 180 seconds fired Milan to a memorable derby win, and it was also the perfect antidote to the various injuries and having to battle Covid.
The last time that a Milan striker scored a brace and the Rossoneri won was back on 11 May 2001 in the iconic 6-0 win against Inter, and on that occasion it was Comandini. Twenty years later, Giroud replicated what Gianni did.