Giroud stops there

Already winner (1-0) on the field of AC Milan in the quarter-final of the entire Europa League, AS Rome won the return leg (2-1) on Thursday to eliminate French international Mike Maignan , Théo Hernández and Olivier Giroud.

The 100% Italian clash of the quarter-finals of the Europa League between AC Milan, leader of Inter in Serie A, and AS Roma, revived by Daniele De Rossi and his coach, is also promising. The final turned in favor of the Giallorossi, winners 1-0 at San Siro the second season, can quickly return to the front during the meeting at the Olimpico on Thursday. A 2-1 victory for qualification in the last round and a clash against Leverkusen (1-1).

The story is also incomprehensible Giroud, under contract on June 30 and he joined MLS (and Hugo Lloris’ Los Angeles FC). The world champion in 2018 is the winner of the final club title, winner of the Champions League in 2021 and the European League in 2019, with Chelsea’s title. The Rossoneri are 14 points behind Inter before, in fact, a Madonnina Derby next Monday.

Hernández excluded by Mr. Marciniak…

Already scorer of the goal in Milan, Gianluca Mancini launched the Roman evening by opening the score quickly (12th), before a goal from the break signed by Paulo Dybala, author of a beautiful strike beyond the reach of Mike Maignan (22nd). In the fault, Roma was reduced to 10 with the exclusion of Mehmet Zeki Çelik for a rather scandalous tackle on Rafael Leao (31st).

Stefano Pioli tried everything by bringing in Luka Jovic before half-time and Samuel Chukwueze after returning from the locker room to play with five in front (with Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Leao). In numerical superiority, the visitors waited until the 85th minute to reduce the gap, through Matteo Gabbia (85th). In added time, we will especially note the red card given by Mr. Marciniak to Théo Hernandez (92nd), a little harsh and… canceled by the video assistant.