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Girona 3-2: Bend it with Berenger and help Real Madrid

Girona 3-2: Bend it with Berenger and help Real Madrid

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Athletic players in a still from the 2023-2024 La Liga match with Real Madrid in San Mames, Bilbao | Saturday, August 12, 2023
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Athletic beat Girona 3-2 in San Mames to help Real Madrid move to the top of La Liga.

In one of the most anticipated matches of the season between two teams that have been performing excellently this year Athlete imposed with 3-2 Ha Girona In her “San Mames”. Round 25 The Spanish League and this worked to Real Madrid's advantage as the Merengue opened the gap at the top of the table.

The match exploded in the second minute when Alex Beringer opened the scoring, raising his tally to five goals in the last seven matches. The lead allowed Ernesto Valverde's side to cede the ball and rely on their strongest weapon this season, which is high pressing. The Catalan team is one of the teams that can withstand such circumstances and did not bend, but they did not succeed in responding to the goal.

They did so with the start of the second half and Viktor Zhigankov's goal, but the Basques… smiled at the visitors and within two minutes had scored twice with Berenger and Inaki Williams.

The match seemed to be going its way, but Eric Garcia came on as a substitute in the 75th minute and could have changed the momentum had the match not been stopped due to a medical incident in the stands. The restart found the balance between the two teams (although in the fifth minute of stoppage time Daniel Vivian had to make a headed save on the line) and in the end Athletic took all three victory points and moved closer to Atletico in the top four.

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Results of the twenty-fifth race

  • Villarreal – Getafe 1-1 (56' A. Moreno / 24' Maksimovic)
  • Atletico – Las Palmas 5-0 (15' 20' Llorente, 47', 62' Penalty. Correa, 87' Depay)
  • Osasuna – Cádiz 2-0 (63', 90+1' Budemir)
  • Celta – Barcelona 1-2 (47' Aspas / 45+1', 90+8' penalty kick. Lewandowski)
  • Valencia – Seville 0-0
  • Rayo Vallecano – Real 1-1 (27' Penalty De Tomas / 3' Joselu)
  • Granada – Almeria 1-1 (75' Uzuni / 9' PUBG)
  • Mallorca – Real Sociedad 1-2 (4' Sanchez, 38' Kubo, 90+3' Merino)
  • Betis – Alaves 0-0
  • Athletic – Girona 3-2 (2', 56' Beringer, 60' I. Williams / 49' Zhigankov, 75' E. Garcia)

Round 26 programme

  • 02/23 22:00 Real Sociedad – Villarreal
  • 02/24 15:00 Granada – Valencia
  • 02/24 17:15 Barcelona – Getafe
  • 02/24 19:30 Alaves – Mallorca
  • 02/24 22:00 Almeria – Atletico
  • 02/25 15:00 Cádiz – Celta
  • 02/25 17:15 Betis – Athletic
  • 02/25 19:30 Las Palmas – Osasuna
  • 02/25 22:00 Real Madrid – Seville
  • 02/26 22:00 Girona – Rayo Vallecano