France World Cup-winning striker Olivier Giroud breaks a record that is jointly held with Victor Moses after finding the net in Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
The Blues number 18 broke the deadlock nine minutes after the restart when he turned in a cross from Brazilian winger William, before goals from Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi secured a win for the Londoners.
Giroud has now scored in five successive matches in the Europa League, overtaking Moses’s tally of four goals in four matches which he had set back in the 2012-13 season when Chelsea won the competition.
The former Nigeria international found the net in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches against Rubin Kazan and FC Basel.
Giroud’s scoring run started against BATE Borisov on game week four before he struck against PAOK Salonika, Vidi and Malmo in the first leg to extend his scoring run to four matches.
Moses has scored a total of five goals for Chelsea in European competitions, including his goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on November 7, 2012.