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Milan becomes provisional leader

Milan becomes provisional leader

Frenchman Olivier Giroud’s fourth goal of the year gave Milan a valuable 1-0 win at San Siro against Torino and allowed them to reach the solo lead in Italian Serie A, awaiting what Napoli do next. Thursday against Bologna.

With nine wins and a draw in ten games, Milan is now the leader with 28 points, three more than Napoli and ten more than Inter Milan, third, who visit Empoli this Wednesday.

The milanista team, who recovered this Tuesday the French Theo Hernández, negative for coronavirus like the Spanish Brahim Díaz, who, however, was not called up, scored Giroud’s fourth goal of the year.

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The French forward, European champion with Chelsea, scored at pleasure after a corner kick in the 14th minute and unbalanced a game in which Torino had more possession, although without creating great danger in front of the goal defended by Romanian Ciprian Tatarusanu .

The best chance was fifteen minutes from the end of the Croatian Josip Brekalo, who finished with little power after facing Tatarusanu.

Milan, in which the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic played the last three minutes, managed to defend themselves with order until the end and, after five minutes of added time, they were able to celebrate a triumph that throws them in command of the table alone.

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A highly demanding cycle will now open for Stefano Pioli’s team, with the league visit to Rome by Portuguese José Mourinho, the Champions League duel against Porto and the Milanese derby against Inter Milan. EFE (HN)

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