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Watch Olivier Giroud make an incredible last-minute save as back-up goalkeeper

Olivier Giroud just showed that he can not only score goals, but also save them. And now AC Milan is selling an Olivier Giroud goalkeeper jersey. Here's how it came to be.

Mike Maignan sent off, Olivier Giroud steps in and makes incredible last-minute save

In Saturday’s Serie A match between Genoa and AC Milan at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, Olivier Giroud traded his role of scoring goals for saving them at the other end.

In the 87th minute, after a highly disputed game, a cross from Yunus Musah and an absurd control followed by a shot from Christian Pulisic gave Milan the momentary last-minute victory from the UMSNT pair. It's Pulisic's fourth goal in eight Serie A appearances this season.

Captain America’s game-winning goal was quickly in jeopardy, though, as Mike Maignan was given a red card after a brutal standing tackle just outside the box in the 95th minute, after a VAR revision.

With Mike Maignan sent off for the Rossoneris and with no substitutions left, AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli was left no option but to place an outfield player at goal and the all-time France goalscorer was his first choice.

Playing with 10 men and with over seven minutes left, Olivier Giroud was set with the challenge of keeping a clean sheet in order to secure his team’s away victory. 

The challenge was, in fact, accepted

In the closing minutes of the match, a long-ball sent into the box was ferociously punched out by the Frenchman, followed by a successful save of the loose ball.

AC Milan players and fans celebrated the double save like a goal.

Incredible scenes.

As always, and even after ‘risking his life’ to give his team the three points, the legendary striker’s hair was still intact.

Olivier Giroud’s cameo appearance between the posts was definitely one of the most notable moments we’ve seen this season. And AC Milan have made it possible for fans to immortalize the No. 9’s heroic moment.

AC Milan include Olivier Giroud in goalkeeping roster and sell his jersey

Yes, you can now buy Giroud’s AC Milan goalkeeping jersey.

On Sunday after the social media buzz over the French international's performance, Milan announced that their goalkeeping jersey with Olivier Giroud’s No. 9 will now be available for purchase. 

This came with the inclusion of the striker as part of the club’s goalkeeping roster on their official website, where Giroud can now be seen next to Mike Maignan, Antonio Mirante, and Lapo Nava.

Marketing genius.

AC Milan will now prepare fir their match against Juventus after the international break without Mike Maignan, with Antonio Mirante most likely lining up as the starting goalkeeper for the Derby. Just in case, though, let's have the Giroud No.9 goalkeeping jersey ready at all times on the bench, Milan.

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