AC Milan took advantage of Atalanta’s defeat against leaders Naples (2-1) to steal second place from the Bergamasques by beating La Spezia (2-1) thanks to the Blues Théo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud, on the evening of this Saturday, November 5.
Two gems from Hernandez (21st) and Giroud (89th) allow the Rossoneri to stay six lengths behind Napoli and take a two-point lead over the “Dea” (3rd).
Giroud, entered for the last twenty minutes, received a red card in the wake of his magnificent scissor recovery from the left: he was logically warned a second time for having removed his jersey in the euphoria of his goal, having forgotten that he had already received another yellow card a few minutes earlier.
Olivier Giroud celebrated his goal by removing his jersey.
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In the first period, Hernandez had concretized the good start of Milan with a goal from the center forward (control of the chest and strike in first intention) at the limit of offside (21st). A goal to reassure everyone because the defender had called on the healers at the start of the match for an alert in the right thigh, two weeks before the World Cup-2022.
Milan, dominating but too intermittent, wasted a number of opportunities to take cover and hit the uprights twice (Krunic 16th, Leao 45th+3).
La Spezia, without complex despite its 17th place, almost took advantage of it before the break, but M’Bala Nzola was clumsy (43rd, 45th + 4).
It was finally a child of Milan, Daniel Maldini, on loan from the Rossoneri, who rebalanced the debates with a beautiful shot wrapped close to the post, under the dark gaze of his father Paolo, leader of the Rossoneri (59th).
Sandro Tonali then thought to restore the advantage to Milan, but his magnificent goal was disallowed after the VAR reported a prior foul by Fikayo Tomori.
To get out of the trap, as often, it was necessary to wait for Giroud’s time, launched in the 72nd minute and author of his third goal of the week at San Siro, after Wednesday’s double against Salzburg (4-0) in the League champions.
Another decisive goal, a few days before the announcement by Didier Deschamps of his list of Blues for Qatar.