If AC Milan wants to believe in the Scudetto at the end of the season, its first since 2011, it knows that it can count on Olivier Giroud in its quest. Holder for the Rossoneri’s first match of the year, Thursday night at home against Roma, Josà © Mourinho and Jordan Veretout, the indestructible French striker, 35, has resigned. laid now.

And he agreed with Stephano Pioli to prefer the kickoff to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, back after a slight knee injury at the end of December. Helped by an international tricolor (110 selections, 46 goals) voluntary in front and effective on a penalty early in the match (8th), the Milanese won this beautiful poster of the 20th day of Serie A against the Romans (3-1).

The French Pierre Kalulu, in an unusual position of right central defender, and Mike Maignan, in goal, played the entirety of this spectacular meeting. The ex-porter of Losc notably shone with several parades.

Junior Messias (17th) and former Lille resident Rafael Leà £ o (82nd) ​​scored, while Giroud scored his fifth goal of the season in the Championship – his first since last October 26 â € “all in Giuseppe Meazza.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s teammates, who entered the last quarter of an hour and failed on the penalty spot in the last moments (90th 3), were far superior to Mourinho’s players. Who cracked, and even finished nine late in the game (exclusions of Rick Karsdorp and Gianluca Mancini). The Rossoneri record their 14th success of the season, and come a small point behind leaders Inter, whose match in Bologna had been postponed due to the Covid earlier in the season. day.

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