Girona's Fairytale continues: 4-2 Victory over Barcelona Pushes them to the Top

Girona gave 4 goals to the famous Barcelona at the Nou Camp, the most pleasant surprise of the season in all of Europe, surely even the players of this small club did not expect such a season

by Sededin Dedovic
Girona's Fairytale continues: 4-2 Victory over Barcelona Pushes them to the Top
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In a thrilling match on Sunday evening, Girona beat Barcelona 4-2 away from home to reclaim top spot in Spain's La Liga. This win cemented Girona's position as the most pleasant surprise of the season so far. The game started with a bang, as Artem Dovbuk from Girona put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute.

Just seven minutes later, Barcelona hit back with an equalizer from Roberto Lewandowski. However, Girona refused to be intimidated and restored the lead with a strike from Miguel Gutierrez in the 40th minute. In the second half, both teams fought bravely, but Girona continued to impress.

Valery Fernandez extended the lead in the 80th minute, sending the traveling fans into raptures. Barcelona hit back in stoppage time through Ilkay Gundogan, but it was too late to salvage a draw. In the dying seconds, Cristian Stuani sealed victory for Girona with a fourth goal, further cementing their dominance.

Girona ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

This victory returned Girona to the top of the La Liga table with 41 points, two ahead of Real Madrid. Their impressive performance underscores their remarkable journey and their potential to challenge the established giants of Spanish football.

In the next match, Girona will welcome Alaves in the hope of continuing their winning streak. For Barcelona, this defeat was a significant setback as they are still in fourth place with 34 points. They will need to bounce back quickly when they host Valencia in their upcoming match.

Elsewhere in La Liga, Atlético Madrid secured a narrow 2-1 win over Almeria, while Cadiz and Osasuna played out a 1-1 draw. The match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was stopped in the 18th minute due to unfavorable weather conditions and will resume today.

This weekend's results have shaken up the La Liga table, adding excitement and intrigue to the title race. Girona's rise to the top has been the most interesting story of the season, and their clash with Barcelona served as proof of their ability, which some doubted and attributed their success to pure luck. Girona definitely marked this round of La Liga.