Italian Cup: Giroud and Hernandez decisive, AC Milan in the quarters

AC Milan won their qualification for the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup by dominating Genoa this Thursday after extra time (3-1). A match in which Olivier Giroud scored a new goal.

Olivier Giroud started 2022 on high bases. With two achievements already on the clock. Scorer during the resumption of Serie A and the success of AC Milan against AS Roma (3-1), the French international did it again on Thursday. This time in the Italian Cup on the occasion of the qualification of the Lombards for the quarter-finals in extra time against Genoa (3-1). A Giroud who got the Milanese out of trouble as elimination loomed after Norwegian defender Leo Ostigard opened the scoring (17e). A good cross from Théo Hernandez and a fine header from Giroud then allowed AC Milan to snatch extra time (74e). The Frenchman scored his sixth goal on Thursday in the Milan colors.

Hernandez, double passer

Extra time that highlighted a former Ligue 1 player. After an overflow on the left, Rafael Leão unscrewed his center from the left… in the goals of Adrian Semper (102e). Already decisive on Giroud’s goal, Théo Hernandez was decisive again on the last achievement of the evening with a center back for the Belgian Alexis Saelemaekers (74e).

Earlier in the day, Fiorentina had also secured their place in the quarters with a success in extra time in Naples (5-2) with goals from Vlahovic, Biraghi, Venuti, Piatek and Maleh against goals from Mertens and Petagna for Napoli. Entering the game in the 89 minute, Jonathan Ikoné sent a decisive pass to Maleh on the last goal of the evening.