Giroud conquers San Siro, Milan strolls

AC Milan clearly won this Sunday against Cagliari (4-1) on the second day of the Italian championship.

Olivier Giroud consoled himself for his ban from the Blues by conquering his new San Siro stadium with a brace that contributed to AC Milan’s large victory over Cagliari (4-1), Sunday at the end of the second day of Serie A. Clear strike from the left for the 3-1 (24th) then penalty flush with the post for the 4-1 (43rd): the attacker did not miss the two opportunities that arose and s’ went to collect his first ovations from some 30,000 tifosi. “Playing at San Siro is a great emotion», He confided. “I am very happy with the match delivered tonight by the team. We left playing our football. We created a lot of chances, I felt really good in the game. We could have scored more goals, but I really enjoyed the game, I had a lot of fun on the pitch, plus the crowd. I am very grateful to have been able to score two goals tonight»

Under the eyes of Ibrahimovic

Combative but without a lot of goal balls to put under the crampons during the first match at Sampdoria (1-0), the French also distinguished himself on Sunday evening by some class deviations: Rafael Leao almost scored on the first , in heel (9th) and Sandro Tonali scored on the free kick caused by his second (1-0, 12th). San Siro greatly appreciated. Zlatan Ibrahimovic also, present in the stands while waiting to be able to find the ground around mid-September after his knee surgery in June.

Faced with such a Milan team, in addition a little served by luck on Rafael Leao’s second goal, on a strike involuntarily deflected by a partner (17th), Cagliari could not do much. The Sardinians still had the merit of fighting by equalizing very quickly on a header from Alessandro Deiola (15th), who was the first to score a goal for Mike Maignan in Italy. The number 2 goalkeeper for the Blues was vigilant in the second half, notably releasing a tense free kick (78th).

Roma shine thanks to Veretout and Abraham

Like Milan, Roma followed with a second victory in two matches, facing a very weak formation from Salernitana (4-0). The promoted resisted for 45 minutes to the Giallorossi of José Mourinho but totally cracked in the second half, on two goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini (48th, 79th), one from the neo-Blue Jordan Veretout (51st) and another from the rookie Tammy Abraham (69th).

First goal in giallorosso for the Englishman who arrived to succeed Edin Dzeko and already third goal in just two days for the Frenchman, the midfielder who is rising more and more at Roma, called up for the first time in the French team next week . Mourinho follows with a fourth victory in four matches, counting the two successes in the Europa League Conference against Trabzonspor (2-1, 3-0). What to restore confidence in the Romans who carried out last season their worst exercise in the league for nine years (7th).


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