OLIVIER GIROUD had to score in AC Milan’s dramatic win at Genoa.
And fans hailed the striker as “better than Andre Onana” after he made a miracle save at his death.
The 37-year-old Giroud is still playing at the highest level after successful spells at Arsenal and Chelsea.
The French World Cup winner is in his third season with Milan and has already scored four goals in six games.
But Giroud saved his greatest achievement for Saturday evening as the Italian giants traveled to Genoa for a thrilling Serie A clash.
After pressing hard all night, Milan finally took the lead in the 87th minute through former Blues winger Christian Pulisic.
But disaster struck in the eighth minute of stoppage time when visiting goalkeeper Mike Maignan was shown a straight red card for rushing out of his penalty area and bringing down a Genoa striker.
Upon his retirement, Giroud was given the green gloveman jersey.
And the striker’s first task was to block Genoa’s resulting free kick.
Giroud could only watch as the shot flew past his head.
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