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Girona Makes History: Top of La Liga After Beating Barcelona

 Girona Makes History: Top of La Liga After Beating Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski of FC Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski of FC Barcelona misses a chance to score during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and Girona FC at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on December 10, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain(Image-Getty) 

A win against Barcelona for the first time, to top the points table after 16 games in La Liga—no occasion seemed too big for Mikel. By accumulating 41 points, his team has prevented league relegation, this is the great satisfaction of the Girona coach!

That was Mikel's first reaction after Girona went top of the league points table with a 4-2 win over Barcelona yesterday.

Just two years ago, Girona were in the second tier of Spanish club football. Returned to the league last time and finished the season tenth with 49 points. Now that Girona is beating Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona took 31 shots in the whole match yesterday, 11 were on target. And Girona took 15 shots, 7 on target. However, Barca managed to convert only 2 of their 1 shots into goals. In contrast, Girona found the net on 4 of 7 shots.

In the 12th minute of the match, Girona went ahead with Artem Dovik's goal. Robert Lewandowski made up for it seven minutes later. Miguel Guimerez gave Girona a 2–1 lead in the 40th minute before the break. Valeri Fernandez made it 3–1 in the 80th minute. Ilkay Gundoyan reduced the deficit for Barcelona in the second minute of added time. But Christian Stuani scored in the 95th minute to give Girona a 2-goal victory.

This is Girona's first win against Barcelona. At the same time, Real's 39 points climbed to the top of the league points list. At the official press conference at the end of the match, the Girona coach first raised the topic of relegation, "The first thing to say is that we are now safe (from relegation) with 41 points." However, this happened earlier than we thought. We have made history.

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