November 29, 2022

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Real Madrid-Girona 1-1: Gila “Catalonia”, only +1 from Barcelona (VIDE)

Real Madrid lost two valuable points in their title fight at the Santiago Bernabeu to fighting Girona (1-1), although they remained alone first, but at +1 from Barcelona II – the first expulsion in Toni Kroos’ career.

However, the Real Madrid he won BarcelonaAnd the Atletico And the Seville in this year leaguebut dropped four points at home From… Osasuna And the Girona! The Catalans, fighting for their survival, were excellent at the Santiago Bernabeu and, by combining fighting spirit and luck, drew (1-1), with Madrid again single-handedly first, but only in. +1 from Barcelona II.

The Carlo Ancelottiwho wasn’t at his disposal for one more match Karim BenzemaHe lost right before the show due to a muscle problem Aurelien Chuamniby Eduardo Camavinga To take the place of his compatriot in the midfield, which he returned to Luka Modric.

Without special problems for absence Mitchellwho started in the squad as a left-back Miguel Gutierrez (In the summer he moved from Real to Girona for four million euros), but he initially kept the bench Rainierwho plays with the Catalan team on loan from the Queen.

Rodrygo goal, Herrera goal

On the eve of the match, Mitchell, who today (30/10) celebrated his 47th birthday, declared, “We are going to the Bernabeu to win” and his tactical style, as well as the image of his team, fully confirmed it. Girona was … a medicine on the counter-attack and put a lot of pressure on Real.

Modric missed his first good chance with “Good Morning” with Tati Castigianos To respond almost immediately with a nod – a small fish that was too dangerous for its home Thibaut Courtois. And of course the hosts had the first word without particularly dominating possession (51%-49% in the first half). Paulo Gatsaniga To make a great save in his attempt Rodrigothe most active player in Madrid, besides Vinicius Jr.

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The Brazilian, who plays again as ‘against Benzema’, was in doubt due to illness but missed his team’s best chance in the first 45 minutes, rising over the bar after a pass. Federico Valverde (23′).

The Catalans, who were well closed in defense and excelled on the counter-attack, were able to touch the goal twice, first with a header. Valerie Who came out a little (18 minutes) mainly with a bullet in his movement yangel herrera Through the area, with the ball standing on the crossbar (39′).

Lead with Vinicius…

The guests approached the goal with his effort Jean Coutowith Real Madrid struggling with the opponent’s tactics, but also the problematic state of the stadium (again), which was recently changed.

The European champions also tried to impose their style of play in the second half, but without much success, which led to Ancelotti making a drastic change, removing and replacing Camavinga. Marco Asensio.

The Valverdewho retreated a little to help Modric and Toni KroosHe did not forget his offensive initiatives and after a while in the entire double defense zone of Girona, he served the goalie on standby. Vinicius Jrwho dropped him in front of an empty net and scored the goal that seemed to recover Real (70)

A little earlier, sir Courtois He made a terrible save in his attempt Valerie (66 minutes), at a point where the offside was indicated, although there was no offside, in Girona’s first notable offensive action in the second half.

… Stony replied with a penalty

The gatsaniga With an amazing shot save – his medicine Asensio (73) made it 2-0 and kept Girona in the match, which even managed to equalize with an elusive penalty kick.

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after his effort David LopezThe ball hit his chest Asensio Then to the hand. In the flow of the match referee Mario Melero He did not indicate anything, but after consulting with the VAR, he showed the white arrow.

The Christian Stuaniwhich came as a replacement a few minutes ago (along with Rainier And the Tony Villa), did not commit a penalty kick (he has a total of 19 out of 20 in La Liga!), beat Courtois and rebalanced the score (80′).

The equalizer for the visitors pressured Real Madrid, who tried to advance again with Vinicius Not catching up after an extra cross Carvajal. As if 1-1 weren’t enough, in fact, the hosts left ten in the first minute of stoppage time, when cross stop the discount on the counter and, For the first time in his career And after 740 official matches (!), He saw the red card.

Real Madrid (Carlo Ancelotti): Courtois – Dani Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy (87′ Ender Militao) – Modric, Camavinga (61′ Asensio), Kroos – Valverde (87′ Mariano Diaz), Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Girona (Mitchell): Gazzaniga – Arnao, Bueno, David Lopez, Miguel Gutierrez (63′ Javier Hernandez) – Romeo – Cotto (59′ Riquelme), Herrera (76′ Reinier), Alex Garcia, Valeri (76′ Tony Villa) – Castigianos (76) Cylinder ).

Back to Osasuna’s winning ways

The path to success has been found again Osasunathat prevailed 2-0 Valladolid He rose to sixth place league. Avila opened the scoring for Pamplona with a minute penalty, six minutes later Gomez Final seal 2-0.

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