Giroud heads AC Milan past PSG to adversity confederation of death sweeping open - Football Today
came from slow to topple Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in an enthralling Champions League encounter at the San Siro, blowing the so-called ‘group of death’ wide open.
Winless in their orifice three Group F games, Milan had revenge on their minds next a dismal 3-0 overwhelm at the Parc des Princes last point out, knowing anything less than three points would apparently order them out of polemic for a top-two finish.
However, PSG got off to a flying start. Marquinhos flicked the ball from the resulting cranny to the back post, with ex-Inter Milan defender pouncing on it to make it 1-0 in the ninth minute.
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Despite suffering an early setback, Stefano Pioli’s men recovered rapidly as Yunus Musah forced a accomplished recycle from ex-Rossoneri goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma moments later.
Two minutes after the Italian’s save, Milan netted the equaliser. Olivier Giroud received the globe in his tread and unleashed a thunderous strike inside the box, with Donnarumma thwarting him.
But the round fell nicely for Rafael Leao, who slotted home an acrobatic bicycle kick to standard the groove and earn the giants off the document in the 2023/24 Champions League campaign.
PSG came recognized to regaining the cause in the 27th minute. Ousmane Dembele form himself up nicely legal appearance the container and pulled the trigger heading to the boon corner, but the crossbar stood in his way.
Milan replied instantaneously through Olivier Giroud, who picked up an inviting through ball on the side of PSG’s penalty span and hit the angle netting with a extremely shot from an acute angle.
Pioli’s element tried again belated in the prime half, with Fikayo Tomori taking a decent free-kick, however Donnarumma was parallel to it to knot parity at half-time.
It took Milan lawful five minutes into the latter half to turn the diversion on its head.
Hernandez whipped in a superb irritable from the left flank. Giroud destroyed Skriniar in the harmonization to connect with his compatriot’s japing sphere and find the finest corner.
Milan could’ve doubled their gain lawful after the hour mark. Yet Donnarumma made a stunning diving reuse to parry Hernandez’s well-taken free-kick from want range.
The Italian stopper’s incredible accomplishment rail his terminated aspect went in vain, as PSG couldn’t find a method ended the Rossoneri backline for the gap of the game.
Leao ran the dramaturgy at the San Siro, getting every opportunity to provoke Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos and Skriniar with his trademark runs down the flank.
Noah Okafor, who took the Portuguese winger’s cubby-hole in the 84th minute, had a imperial opportunity to put the amusement to bed later after joining the fray.
The Austrian brazen eased ended his label to go one-on-one with Donnarumma, but the international came out victorious to achieve a loop of jeers from the home crowd.
Okafor’s colleen could’ve fee Milan dearly as Kang-in Lee partly stunned the San Siro into silence on the cusp of stoppages, but his shot rattled off the post.
Milan weathered a late gale to earn into the win needle for the best juncture after four limp competitive games without winning, setting the tone for a nail-biting Group F finale.