Girona regains the lead in Balaídos


Girona has regained the lead in LaLiga EA Sports after winning this Sunday, on the twenty-second matchday, against RC Celta in Abanca Balaídos (0-1), in a match in which Portu's goal at 20 minutes was enough for the Catalan team to recover the path of victory after the 'KO' in the Copa del Rey.

Míchel's men, eager to leave behind the cup elimination against RCD Mallorca (3-2) that marked their second defeat of the season, ruled in the first part of the match in Vigo, where Vicente Guaita deprived them of seeing on two occasions. goal.

In the 4th minute, Savinho tried his luck with a high shot after a corner kick, and Yangel Herrera, in a new set-piece action, almost surprised with a bicycle kick that crashed into the side of the net against the light blue goalkeeper, who did have He had to act shortly after against Artem Dovbyk's double chance.

First, in the 10th minute, he showed a providential hand to thwart a header from the Ukrainian striker after a cross from Savinho, and just a minute later he stretched out to prevent the goal from a new header from the Catalan team's attacker.

Óscar Mingueza responded with a powerful shot that Paulo Gazzaniga repelled in the first Galician dangerous action, and in the next play the visitor scored; Miguel Gutiérrez filtered a ball for Portu, who, due to the ineffectiveness of the celestial defense, beat Guaita for his stick (min.20).

The goal spurred Rafa Benítez's team, who almost made it 1-1 with a shot from Jorgen Strand Larsen that hit the crossbar after the first half hour of play, and Tasos Douvikas, in two very clear actions, also forgave against Gazzaniga before the break.

The match dropped in intensity after the restart, where Benítez tried to react by bringing on De la Torre and Manu Sánchez, but the new leader controlled comfortably and barely experienced any dangerous situations, except for a shot from Ristic in the stoppage time that was deflected by the goalkeeper. visitor.

With this, they take the lead in the standings with 55 points, one more than Real Madrid -with one game less-. The Vigo team, who have had two consecutive defeats and three games without a win, are left with 17 points, two more than those that mark the relegation zone.