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Serie A: Giroud's Lone Goal Edges AC Milan In Title Race With Win Against Napoli

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Olivier Giroud struck a huge blow for AC Milan in the Serie A title race with the only goal in Sunday's 1-0 win at Napoli which fired his team top of the pile.

Veteran forward Giroud diverted home a wayward shot three minutes after the break at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona to put Milan two points clear of local rivals Inter Milan, who had claimed the summit with a 5-0 thumping of Salernitana on Friday.

The Frenchman's eighth league goal of the season was his first away from the San Siro since signing from Chelsea in the summer and came on an eventful night for the 35-year-old.

It looked as though he wouldn't finish the match midway through the first half when he was flattened by Kalidou Koulibaly and was down for over two minutes as medics tried to patch up a bleeding gash above his ankle.

Giroud then clattered into David Opsina seven minutes before half-time, leaving the Napoli goalkeeper worryingly prone on the grass before he eventually got up and carried on.

A recovered Ospina did well to tip aside Ismael Bennacer's low drive just before the hour mark, while Theo Hernandez and Alexis Saelemakers could have extended the margin of victory late on in a hugely impressive display which underlines their title credentials.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Serie A 2021/2022 TABLE

Serie A
No Teams P Pts
1 AC Milan 38 86
2 Inter Milan 38 84
3 Napoli 38 79
4 Juventus 38 70
5 Lazio 38 64
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Olivier Giroud
Olivier
Giroud
FR France
  • HEIGHT

    1.93m

  • WEIGHT

    91 kg

  • AGE

    35

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Napoli
Napoli

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli commonly referred to as Napoli is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania...

AC Milan
AC Milan

Associazione Calcio Milan commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan is a professional football club in Milan, Italy, founde...

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