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Catalan top match: Barcelona vs Girona 2:1 (half-time) - Walla! sport

2023-12-10T21:09:24.438Z

Highlights: Catalan top match: Barcelona vs Girona 2:1 (half-time) - Walla! sport. The visitors, who will rise to the top if they win, display great football and deservedly lead from goals from Dubovic (12) and Gutiérrez (41) Lewandowski temporarily equalized (19). Outside the lines, 7.12/Photo: Walla Editorial BoardVideo Editing: Ziv Steiner. The 16th round of the Spanish league continues tonight (Sunday) with great struggles at the top. Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Sevilla against Betis yesterday. The match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was halted due to the death of a fan in the stands.


Surprise? The visitors, who will rise to the top if they win, display great football and deservedly lead from goals from Dubovic (12) and Gutiérrez (41). Lewandowski temporarily equalized (19)


Outside the lines, 7.12/Photo: Walla Editorial BoardVideo Editing: Ziv Steiner

The 16th round of the Spanish league continues tonight (Sunday) with great struggles at the top. Atletico Madrid improved their position with another home win, this time 1-2 over table-toppers Almeria, followed by a thrilling Catalan derby: Barcelona against Girona, who will rise to the top if they continue to amaze. Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Sevilla against Betis yesterday. The match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao was halted due to the death of a fan in the stands.

Came back to occupy. Lewandowski/Reuters

Barcelona - Girona 2:1 (half-time)

Who believed that the Catalan derby in the round of 16 would be a game and, moreover, that Girona would precede Barcelona? Girona have yet to beat Barcelona in an official match, but last April they squeezed 0-0 at Camp Nou and this season they do not stop and came into the cycle tied with Real Madrid and can pass them after the 1-1 lead against Betis. Barca retained the 11th, with Raphinha and Joao Felix alongside Robert Lewandowski up front.

Xavi complimented the surprising neighbour and said at the press conference: "Girona leads the table along with Real Madrid and it's not a surprise because they are playing very well. I love the way she plays, with a lot of courage and daring. Championship? I think Girona have shown they can strive to win this season."

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Pressure Barcelona. Tsigankov and Dubvik/Reuters

Gameplay

Minute 12: Goal! Girona took an early lead over Barcelona. Tsiganakov broke the offside trap and found Artyom Dubvik who was left uncovered and Makarov kicked into the net. A quick 0:1 by the surprising guest, who is currently rising to the top.

Minute 19: Goal! Barcelona achieved a quick equaliser. Raphinha squeezed a horn which he also lifted wide, Lewandowski rose above everyone else and rammed in to make it 1-1.

24th minute: Kounde lost his player who sent a ball wide, Dubovic was there and rammed out.

27th minute: Miguel Gutiérrez, the left defender, kicked a ball from a difficult angle under Araújo's keeper that narrowly missed the frame. Guests continue to be dangerous.

32nd minute: Cancelo found himself alone in front of Gazzaniga and fired in from close, but the goalkeeper made a great save.

Minute 41: Goal! Girona again took a 1-2 lead from a beautiful goal by left-back Miguel Gutiérrez, who passed De Jong and from the edge of the area fired a tremendous ball into the high corner. What a show by the guests.

Compare to Antoine Griezmann. Alvaro Morata/Reuters

Atletico Madrid vs Almeria 1:2

It wasn't particularly impressive, but the Colchoneros recovered from the loss to Barcelona and got back on the winning track at the expense of the weakest team in the league that has yet to win this season. Antoine Griezmann was disappointed to disqualify an early goal in the sixth minute, but after 11 minutes he set up Alvaro Morata who passed one player, also passed the goalkeeper and kicked in his eighth in the league and his 13th this season in all competitions. In doing so, Atletico became the only team in the top five leagues to feature two players with at least 13 goals (Griezmann and Morata). Angel Correa doubled the score in front of an empty goal after a Marcos Llorente header in the 22nd minute, but Atletico did not increase the score and also got a little nervous after ex Leo Baptistão levelled with a rebound from close in the 62nd minute. In the end, a 19th consecutive home win for Diego Simeone (perfect home record this season in all competitions, 10 from 10) since the 1-1 win against Getafe in February. If Atletico beat Lazio in the Champions League on Wednesday, they will equal the club's record of 20 consecutive wins (May 2012 to February 2013).

Cadiz vs Osasuna (19:30)

  • Spanish League 2023/24

    groupGamesVictoriesEvenLossesGatesPoints
    1

    Real Madrid

    16123110-3439
    2

    Girona

    15122118-3438
    3

    Barcelona

    15104114-2834
    4

    Atletico Madrid

    15111314-3234
    5

    Real Sociedad

    1685318-2929
    6

    Athletic Bilbao

    1584318-3028
    7

    Betis

    1668217-1926
    8

    Las Palmas

    1673613-1424
    9

    Getafe

    1657420-1822
    10

    Valencia

    1654721-1719
    11

    Rayo Vallecano

    1547422-1619
    12

    Villareal

    1644829-2216
    13

    Osasuna

    1644826-1816
    14

    Alaves

    1644820-1416
    15

    Majorca

    1628620-1414
    16

    Seville

    1527621-2013
    17

    Cadiz

    1627723-1313
    18

    Salta Vigo

    1516825-159
    19

    Granada

    15141035-197
    20

    Almeria

    16041239-174

The cycle will close on Monday when Rayo Vallecano hosts Celta Vigo (22pm).

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