- AC Milan vs Spezia saw Olivier Giroud emerge as the man of the match for the hosts as he netted the winner at stoppage time
- However, it was a bittersweet moment for the former Premier League striker as he was red-carded for taking off his shirt
- Apparently, the Frenchman had forgotten he had been yellow-carded earlier on before he was sent off for his celebration for a second yellow
Olivier Giroud was involved in a dramatic night on Saturday, November 5, as he inspired AC Milan to a 2-1 win over Spezia at San Siro.
The Frenchman netted the winning goal for Milan in the 89th minute of the Serie A clash to render Daniel Maldini's equaliser a mere consolation.
Theo Hernandez broke the deadlock for AC Milan in the 21st minute before Maldini restored parity for Spezia by scoring against his parent club.
The match looked set to end in a 1-1 draw before Giroud found the back of the net with just minutes left on the clock to earn his side a precious win.
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However, it was a bittersweet moment for the former Chelsea and Arsenal striker as he was red-carded for a second booking.
Olivier Giroud reacts to red-card
The France international had earlier been booked for a foul, with his decision to take off his shirt in celebration earning him a red card.
Speaking on the stunning sudden turn of events, Giroud revealed that he had forgotten he had been yellow-carded earlier on.
“It’s a very nice goal, a nice pass from Sandro. We wanted to win this match, we stayed energised until the end. It is important that we have 3 more points, but I am angry because I forgot that I was booked," Giroud told Sky Sports via Milan News.
“I forgot I’d been cautioned, I was excited and I forgot. I think in my head I am young, but the important thing is the three points. Now I will not be make mistakes anymore," he added.
Mourinho trolls Sarri
Elsewhere, Sports Brief also reported on how Jose Mourinho poked fun at his arch-rival Maurizio Sarri after Lazio’s Champions League exit.
Lazio will have to play in the Conference League after they were beaten by Feyenoord to drop to the third-tier competition.
In a recent press conference, Mourinho joked Sarri was now among the favourites to win the Conference League.