Barcelona 2-4 Girona: Visitors move top of La Liga with landmark victory over Catalan neighbours

Artem Dovbyk’s goal set Girona on their way

Girona underlined their La Liga title credentials with a famous victory at Barcelona to move top of the table.

Goals from Artem Dovbyk, Miguel Gutierrez, Valery Fernandez and Cristhian Stuani gave the visitors a deserved first ever league win over their Catalan rivals.

Robert Lewandowski’s header and Ilkay Gundogan’s late goal were mere consolations for Barca.

The result sees Girona open up a two-point gap to Real Madrid.

Michel’s side are also seven clear of third-placed Atletico Madrid and Barca, who are fourth.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

13 Peña Sotorres

23Koundé4Araujo15Christensen2Cancelo

21 F de Jong 22 Gündogan 8 Pedri

11Raphinha9Lewandowski14João Félix

13Peña Sotorres23Koundé4AraujoBooked at 90mins15ChristensenSubstituted forBaldeat 65’minutes2Cancelo21F de Jong22Gündogan8PedriSubstituted forLópezat 80’minutes11RaphinhaSubstituted forF Torresat 65’minutes9Lewandowski14João FélixSubstituted forYamalat 65’minutesSubstitutes3Balde7F Torres18Romeu20Roberto26Astralaga27Yamal31Kochen32López33Cubarsí

Girona

Formation 3-4-2-1

13Gazzaniga

25García5López17Blind

20Bueno Couto23Martín14García3Gutiérrez

8Tsygankov16Moreira de Oliveira

9Dovbyk

13Gazzaniga25García5López17BlindBooked at 64mins20Bueno CoutoSubstituted forFernándezat 78’minutes23MartínSubstituted forSolísat 87’minutes14García3Gutiérrez8TsygankovSubstituted forPortugués Manzaneraat 78’minutes16Moreira de Oliveira9DovbykSubstitute d forStuaniat 73’minutesBooked at 90minsSubstitutes1Martín Corral2Bernardo4Martínez6Kébé7Stuani11Fernández15Ramírez López22Solís24Portugués Manzanera26Fuidias

Referee:Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos

Attendance:42,848

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 2, Girona 4.

Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Girona 4.

Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fermín López (Barcelona).

Jhon Solís (Girona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Aleix García.

Attempt blocked. Fermín López (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lamine Yamal.

Cristhian Stuani (Girona) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal! Barcelona 2, Girona 4. Cristhian Stuani (Girona) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sávio.

Foul by João Cancelo (Barcelona).

Portu (Girona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lamine Yamal with a cross.

Goal! Barcelona 2, Girona 3. Ilkay Gündogan (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ferran Torres.

Attempt missed. Ferran Torres (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by João Cancelo.

Attempt missed. Jhon Solís (Girona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cristhian Stuani.

Attempt blocked. Jhon Solís (Girona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Fermín López (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Fermín López (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo with a cross.

Substitution, Girona. Jhon Solís replaces Iván Martín.

Attempt missed. Ilkay Gündogan (Barcelona) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lamine Yamal with a cross.

2023-12-10 22:17:53
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