“The devil’s bite”: Milan makes title fight exciting

A brace from French soccer world champion Olivier Giroud has suddenly increased AC Milan’s chances of winning the title in the Italian Serie A again.

The 34-year-old decided the city derby at defending champion Inter Milan on Saturday with his two goals in the final phase (75th/78th), after the hosts, who continued to play without the injured national player Robin Gosens, were defeated by former Bundesliga striker Ivan Perisic (38th). ) had taken the lead.

“The devil’s bite: Milan sinks champions Inter and keeps the race for the Scudetto open. A young team without stars compensates for its shortcomings with heart and character,” commented the “Gazzetta dello Sport”, alluding to AC Milan, which often also called “Diavolo” (devil) on the Apennines.

For Inter it was the first bankruptcy after 15 games without defeat in Serie A. Since the first duel with Milan was 1-1, Inter is without a win against the league runners-up this season. Defending champions Inter are still a point clear of the Rossoneri in the Serie A table.

“Giroud at Ibrahimovic level”

The gazettes praised Giroud’s performance, which turned the game around with a brace within three minutes in the closing stages.

“Giroud at the level of Ibrahimovic: in three minutes and 50 seconds he finds the solution to a match that could have gone badly for AC Milan. The three points of victory keep Milan on course for the Scudetto,” commented the “Corriere dello Sport” . “Three shots on target and two goals: Milan come out of nowhere at the end of a difficult duel,” said the Corriere della Sera.

After moving from Atalanta Bergamo to Lombardy in the winter transfer period, Gosens again failed to make his debut for his new employer. The 27-year-old has been suffering from a thigh muscle injury since last September.


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