The veteran Sweden international remains a key player for Milan despite being 40 years of age, having scored eight goals in Serie A in the season just gone to help fire the Rossoneri to the title.
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The Rossoneri claimed their first Serie A title in eleven years after a dominant 3-0 victory over Sassuolo. And that could be a big attraction for some of Europe’s big stars.
The semi-final will be played on March 24, 2022 with the winners facing Poland, which refused to play Russia.
The Swedish frontman joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in hitting 300 goals in Europe’s top five leagues.
In an otherwise uneventful first half Giroud started in place of another veteran Milan forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede turned 40 on Sunday and celebrated with the team after this morning’s training session at Milanello.
The 36-year-old beat out the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who was second in the scoring standings with 24, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight.
The Sweden striker, who turns 40 in October, has been credited with turning Milan into title contenders again since his return to the club in January last year.
The 39-year-old Sweden striker was shown a straight red card after an hour for saying something to the referee, with his side 2-0 up.
The veteran striker, who has often likened himself to the wild animal over the years, has been criticised in his native country for the act.
The 39-year-old Ibrahimovic, who last played for Sweden at the 2016 European Championship, set up Viktor Johan Anton Claesson’s first-half goal in a 1-0 win over Georgia.
The 39-year-old striker established himself as a fan favourite during his short spell at Old Trafford, scoring in the Community Shield and EFL Cup triumphs in 2016/17.
His close-range finish after a neat one-two with Rafael Leao put the Serie A leaders 1-0 ahead on the half hour mark with his 13th league goal of the campaign.
The former Manchester United teammates were both given yellow cards after an argument and a head-to-head clash between their pair just before half-time, which continued into the tunnel during the interval.
Both players have each received a one-game ban.
Ibrahimovic was ruthless on his first chance, firing low off the left post after entering the penalty box in the 31st minutes.
The win meant the league leaders moved three points clear at the top of the standings.
The Golden Foot is an annual prize introduced in 2003, with the winner chosen by the general public from 10 nominees
The Swedish frontman has rolled back the years since returning to Milan from his MLS exploits, leading the golden boot race ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo after six games.
As a result of this, the club was forced to cancel their training session on Saturday (local time) and the head coach has now been placed in quarantine.