Only 17 days after playing the World Cup final for France, Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud were included in Milan‘s starting XI against Salernitana, setting a new record for Serie A.

The two French stars broke Marcelo Brozovic’s record dating back to 2018, when the Croatia international started during Inter‘s 1-0 loss at Sassuolo, having played the Russia World Cup final against France just 35 days before.

Despite scoring four goals from six World Cup appearances, Giroud was subbed off after 41 minutes during the Final, with his side trailing 2-0.

Theo Hernandez had the chance to play 71 minutes, only to be replaced by Eduardo Camavinga for the final frantic 20 minutes, which saw France score twice through Kylian Mbappé to force extra time and a penalty shootout resulting in Argentina’s victory.

Both Giroud and Theo Hernandez’s contribution has been crucial so far for Milan, as the striker has already scored nine goals in all competitions, while the full-back proved a constant threat down the left flank, scoring twice and delivering four assists.

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