Will Olivier Giroud (finally) break the curse of 9?
Will Olivier Giroud reach the ten-goal mark with AC Milan in the Italian league?
While there are still two matches to play at the Rossoneri club, launched towards the national title, the Isère striker is currently at 9.
If he manages to register one more this Sunday against Atalanta or the week after in Sassuolo, Giroud will overcome a « curse » within the Lombard club: he would become the first flocked player of the N.9 to register 10 achievements since the departure of legend Filippo Inzaghi in 2012.
Even if he doesn’t succeed, the former GF38 striker will still have had a successful first season at AC Milan. All the N.9 before him having stopped at 8 goals maximum since Inzaghi: Mandzukic (0 goal), Piatek (4 goals), Higuain (6 goals), Fernando Torres (1 goal), Destro (3 goals), Matri (1 goal), Pato (0 goals), André Silva (2 goals), Lapadula (8 goals), Luiz Adriano (4 goals).