Watch: AC Milan star Giroud hits dramatic late double vs Inter to win Milan derby

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AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud scored a dramatic late double to turn a one-goal deficit into a 2-1 win against Inter in Saturday's Milan derby.

The France international netted from close range in the 75th minute to equalise at San Siro and then scored three minutes later with a neat turn and finish to put the Rossoneri in front.

With their win AC Milan moved to just one point behind their first-place city rivals, who still have a game in hand.

Watch Giroud's late double

What was said?

“As I said before the game, this was a special fixture. We were struggling in the first half, but after the break for 45 minutes we got back into it,” Giroud told DAZN.

“I was hoping for one or two balls into the box. The first was a bit lucky, but the second was a fine [Davide] Calabria pass. I am so happy for my fans, I am proud of this team that never gave up.

“We score goals in the box, so it’s true I was a bit isolated in the first half, but the whole team didn’t play well and we knew that.

“We proved our great team spirit after the break and we are back!”

Giroud continues strong first season

After two and a half seasons with Chelsea, Giroud moved to AC Milan last summer in his first taste of Serie A.

The veteran striker has adjusted well to his new side and has now scored seven times in 15 league appearances, though he has missed time due to several injuries.

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