AC Milan, led by Oliver Giroud and Christian Pulisic, dominated Bologna at their ground (2-0) at the end of the first day of Serie A.
Two former Blues finishers. AC Milan, led by Oliver Giroud and Christian Pulisic, dominated Bologna (2-0) at their ground at the end of the first day of the Italian Championship this Monday evening.
The French striker opened the scoring in the 12th minute, taking possession of a flick from Tijjani Rendars at the far post after a fine start from Pulisic. Including the end of last season, the 36-year-old Giroud has scored six goals in his last four league appearances.
Giroud the scorer…and the passer
Eight minutes later, the 2018 world champion turned in a passer for Pulisic, which he cleverly transferred into the penalty area.
Bologna, who had hit the crossbar on Charalampos Lykogiannis’ long shot in the first minute, came to their senses in the second half. But the team coached by Thiago Motta came up against the goalkeeper of the France team, Mike Magnan, who was decisive against Michel Abischer (61st).
After Giroud and Pulisic were fouled in the 73rd minute, the Lombard club came close to a third on Rafael Leao’s raid, but his shot was disallowed from the left side of the Bologna goal (89th). Following this success, AC Milan are fourth, just behind defending champions Naples, who won (3-1) with Victor Osimhen’s double at Frosinone on Saturday.
The leaders at the end of the first day are Fiorentina, who won 4-1 against promoted Genoa on Saturday.