Uefa Champions League champions Chelsea’s former players Oliver Giroud and Tammy Abraham opened their Italian Serie A goal accounts on Sunday, August 29th, 2021.
Abraham and scored his first Serie A goal in Roma’s win at Salernitana as Olivier Giroud opened his AC Milan account with a double against Cagliari.
Abraham swept home a classy finish from just inside the area for Roma’s third against their newly promoted hosts.
The England striker was also involved in the second goal for Jose Mourinho’s side as the 2013 Fifa Under-20 World Cup winner with France Jordan Veretout struck, while Roma’s captain Lorenzo Pellegrini scored twice.
Giroud, meanwhile, scored Milan’s third and fourth as they beat Cagliari 4-1.
The 34-year-old France forward, a team-mate of Abraham at Chelsea for the past two seasons, guided home a first-time finish from on Spanish giants Real Madrid on loan forward Brahim Diaz’s pass and netted from the spot after Kevin Strootman loaned by the 1993 European winners French outfit Olympic Marseille handled in the box.
All five goals came in the first half at the San Siro, with Sandro Tonali signed from Bresica curling home a sublime early free-kick to put the hosts ahead.
Cagliari levelled through Alessandro Deiola recalled from the Liguria based Spezia after a loan move but Diaz diverted home scorer of the fastest goal in the history of the top flight Portuguese forward Rafael Leao’s shot to restore Milan’s advantage before Giroud’s double wrapped things up by half-time.
Roma and last season’s Serie A runners-up Milan, who last won the title in 2011, are among five sides to have begun the new campaign with two wins from two, alongside Lazio, Inter and Napoli.