Liga. Girona assured of playing in the Champions League after stunning victory against Barça

Liga. Girona assured of playing in the Champions League after stunning victory against Barça
Liga. Girona assured of playing in the Champions League after stunning victory against Barça

Double hit! Girona overthrew Barça (4-2) this Saturday, May 4, and qualified for the Champions League, while offering the title of Spanish champion to Real Madrid.

Barça led 2-1

Second with 13 points ahead of fifth, Athletic Bilbao, with four days remaining, Girona is assured of finishing in the top 4 and playing in the next Champions League for the first time in its history.

Furthermore, Barcelona’s defeat mathematically ensures its 36e league title at Real Madrid, 3-0 winner at Cádiz.

Trailing 2-1 at the hour of play on its lawn, Girona – long in the title race this season – overthrew its Catalan neighbor thanks to the exceptional entry of its joker Portu, double scorer and decisive passer.

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The 31-year-old Spanish striker turned the game around by equalizing at 2-2, a few seconds after coming on (65′), and then served Miguel Gutierrez to take the lead two minutes later (3-2 , 67′), before making the break with a superb volley (4-2, 75′).

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