Olivier Giroud’s goal powers AC Milan into Champions League semi-final
AC Milan seems to be on a roll. The 2021-22 Serie A winner has qualified for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Serie A defending champions drew against Napoli in the second leg of their quarter-final clash at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli to complete a 2-1 aggregate victory over their fellow Italians.
The first leg which belonged to AC Milan saw them come at full throttle in the second leg. Their aggression combined with intelligent gameplay saw them take an early lead with Olivier Giroud scoring a stunning goal with just two minutes remaining on the clock. However, Napoli tried their level best to equal the scoreline but didn’t quite succeed.
Victor Osimhen scored in stoppage time but it was not enough for Napoli who are creaking as they come towards the end of what has been a phenomenal season.
Olivier Giroud, the goal-scorer for Milan, said, “I’m very proud of this team, with that spirit we can dream of anything.” He further added,” In the next round there will be another hard match whether it’s against Inter or Benfica, but if we keep this spirit we can go anywhere.”
AC Milan, who are currently third in Seria A, have qualified for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time after their iconic season in 2007. The Men in Red will face the winner of the match contested between Benfica and Inter Milan.