Christian Pulisic scores to put AC Milan on top of Serie A after Oliver Giroud takes over in goal in a thrilling finale

Three minutes from time, Pulisic and teammate Yunus Musah of the United States collaborated to score the winning goal.

Following a dramatic conclusion on Saturday, AC Milan defeated Genoa 1-0 thanks to a late “Made in America” goal from Christian Pulisic, giving the Rossoneri a two-point advantage in Serie A.

Three minutes from time, Pulisic and teammate Yunus Musah of the United States collaborated to score the winning goal.

Despite playing in an odd position, fellow forward Olivier Giroud also had a significant role to play in the game. After Mike Maignan was sent out, he finished the game wearing the goalkeeper’s jersey and gloves, making a crucial double save in the 14th minute of injury time. Giroud took over in goal after Milan had already used up all of its substitutes.

“I was surprised to feel these kinds of feelings on the other side of the pitch,” Giroud grinned while sporting Maignan’s jersey. However, it’s critical that these saves were created.

“I believe I’m among the team’s tallest members… So I went in goal, of course. When I was younger, I also liked going to goal. However, I felt something very unique when I made the save—almost like I had scored a goal.

In another instance, the goalkeeper for Genoa was also sent off.

Milan will lead the league going into the international break, two points ahead of Inter Milan, who lost a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Bologna at home earlier on Saturday.

After a 2-0 victory over Torino in a derby, Juventus was in third place, four points behind Milan.

Milan would have anticipated a challenging encounter against recently promoted Genoa, a team that has defeated Roma, defeated Lazio, and drawn with reigning champion Napoli.

However, after Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund, Milan coach Stefano Pioli decided to rest several of his players in spite of a number of injuries.

Starting on the bench were Pulisic, Giroud, and Rafael Leáo, Milan’s top offensive trio. Giroud entered the game in the 66th minute after Pulisic and Leáo were substituted at halftime.

With his back to the goal, Pulisic controlled Musah’s cross and twisted to shoot the ball into the bottom right corner, breaking the tie. The goal was not given after a protracted VAR check.

That was just the beginning of an outrageous conclusion. After a clash with Genoa attacker Caleb Ekuban in the eighth minute of stoppage time, Milan goalkeeper Maignan was shown a straight red card.

Giroud took over as goalkeeper, covering his own shirt with Maignan’s.

The ensuing free kick was deflected off the crossbar, virtually leveling the score for Albert Guðmundsson, while Fikayo Tomori headed another attempt out for a corner.

Josep Martínez, the goalkeeper for Genoa, came up for that, but he fouled a player instead, receiving a yellow card and being sent off.

With nearly the final kick of the game, Genoa had a chance to equalize, but Giroud heroically raced off the line to stop George Pușcaș from scoring and then desperately smothered the loose ball. His teammates gathered around him and gave him hugs.


With two goals in quick succession from Lautaro Martínez and Francesco Acerbi, Inter led 2-0 after 13 minutes and appeared to be well on their way to victory.

Martínez scored his tenth goal in Serie A this season with a spectacular rocket into the goal, but in the 19th minute, the Argentine World Cup winner gave Bologna a chance to respond when he tackled Lewis Ferguson nearby.

The penalty that was awarded was scored into the bottom corner by Riccardo Orsolini. After falling behind 2-0, it was crucial for Bologna’s mental state that Joshua Zirkzee equalized seven minutes into the second half.

Although Alexis Sánchez believed he had given Inter the lead again, the goal was disallowed for offside.


Juventus scored two goals after two corners.

Two minutes into the second half, the Bianconeri broke the tie under fairly tumultuous circumstances.

Filip Kostić whipped in a corner from the right, and Ricardo Rodríguez, the Torino captain, knocked Moise Kean’s overhead kick off the line. Federico Gatti attempted to do the same with his follow-up. Though it looked like the ball had already crossed the line, Gatti made sure it didn’t by heading in the rebound.

After a thorough review, the goal was eventually overturned for offside, leaving the 25-year-old Gatti to enjoy his first goal in Serie A.

home the sixty-second minute, Arkadiusz Milik headed home another Kostić corner from the right to give Juventus a two-goal lead.

Kean’s early goal was also disallowed for offside.

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