Giroud had gone 795 minutes without finding the net for Chelsea before nodding in Emerson's inviting delivery from the left flank in the 52nd minute, and speaking to BT Sport after the match he expressed his relief at breaking his duck.
Giroud's goal maintained Chelsea's 100 per cent record in Europe and the Blues remain the only unbeaten side in Europe's top five leagues.
"The best situation is the result".
"It wasn't very easy to play a good game here". It had all the conditions to play very badly, with the cold, the opponents, the pitch, everything.More news: Pakistan comprehensively beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in second ODI
But Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, given a rare start just hours after being named in Gareth Southgate's England squad, had to be stretchered down the tunnel with what looked a nasty ankle injury in the first half.
Everton manager Marco Silva on his side's away form: "I don't have doubts that we will improve to the end of the season". It was really very hard to be risky.
BATE Borisov hit the woodwork three times in Belarus, where Giroud ended his drought seven minutes into the second half with a near-post header from a left-wing cross by Emerson Palmieri, who had been found by Jorginho's pass. We didn't manage the last 15 minutes well.
Sarri added: "I'm pleased for him".More news: Fortnite hits concurrent player count of 8.3 million
"For me, football is about levels and, if you don't defend properly and you don't do the basics well enough, high-level players and high-level teams normally punish you and that was the case tonight", Gerrard told the Rangers website.
"It's true that I was hoping to score soon, because I came back late from the World Cup and after I lacked a bit of efficiency and luck sometimes", he said.
Sarri praised the "important" Giroud and insisted that the striker is "very, very useful" for the team even when he is not among the goals. But, I don't want him to be anxious about scoring, because for us he's very important, very useful'.More news: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, Released From Hospital After Breaking Ribs in Fall