Giroud goes in goal, shuts his eyes and saves the day for table-topping Milan | Nicky Bandini
09-Oct-2023 10:32:55 | The Guardian
Veteran striker stepped up when Maignan was sent off and his heroics had everyone from Ibrahimovic wanting his goalie shirt
It was past 4pm on Sunday when Milan announced that fans could print Olivier Giroud’s name and number on to their home goalkeeper jersey and by the end of the night they had sold out of every size. Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic was posting on Instagram that “I want this shirt”, teasing his former teammate that it’s “Never too late to find your real position”.
Giroud played in goal for the final seven minutes of Milan’s game away to Genoa on Saturday night, after Mike Maignan was sent off in injury time. The Rossoneri, 1-0 up, had used their final substitution moments before, the 17-year-old defender Davide Bartesaghi replacing Luka Jovic in a swap designed to take time off the clock. Then Maignan leapt knee-first into the neck of Caleb Ekuban while contesting a high ball outside the box. Continue reading...Read More