Girona come from behind to beat Real Madrid 2-1

Written By: BBC/Muraya Kamunde


Real Madrid missed the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona came from behind to record a surprise away win.

Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos’ deep cross from the right wing to give the hosts a first-half lead.

Cristhian Stuani’s penalty made it 1-1 after Sergio Ramos’ handball and Girona’s Portu then hit the crossbar.

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Portu netted the winner with a diving header after Anthony Lozano’s shot had been parried before Ramos was sent off in injury time for two yellow cards.

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He had been booked when he conceded the penalty, and received a second caution when he attempted an overhead kick but caught a Girona player.

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Home goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois went up for a corner in the 95th minute and headed goalwards but missed the target.

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Real, who started the weekend in second place in the table, have slipped to third, nine points behind leaders Barcelona, who won 1-0 against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid are now second, two points clear of city rivals Real, following their 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.


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