Olivier Giroud’s knack for brilliant goals knows no bounds. The Chelsea striker added one more to list of flawless goals with an amazing overhead bicycle kick that put Chelsea one goal ahead of the Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League 1st leg encounter.
The French striker made the most of a rare Atletico defensive lapse that allowed him to coolly, but masterfully anticipate the ball falling right above his head before going in with an audacious and well-connected bicycle kick.
Olivier Giroud’s goal! (1-0)
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In what was first ruled out as an offside goal, repeated viewings showed the final touch to come off defender Mario Hermoso after Mount first kicked the ball.
Giroud has now scored 5 goals in 4 appearances for Chelsea this season in Europe. This season overall, Giroud has made 10 starts and scored 11 goals – averaging a goal every 90 minutes. (transfermarkt)
His goal remains the difference between Chelsea and Atletico as the Blues head to Stamford Bridge with an away goal advantage with the 1-0 win in Bucharest.