But where will they stop? Already at the top of the Spanish league, with 12 wins for only two draws and one defeat, Girona won this Sunday evening on the pitch of FC Barcelona (2-4). A victory that allows the Catalans to remain at the top of the league, two points ahead of Real Madrid. Their neighbours remain stuck in fourth place, now 7 points behind their opponents of the day.
While they had fielded a resolutely attacking team, including Pedri, Raphinha, Joao Felix and Robert Lewandowski, the Blaugrana were overwhelmed by the speed and technical qualities of the Girona side. In the 12th minute, Ukraine's Artem Dovbyk opened the scoring, perfectly set up by his compatriot Viktor Tsygankov. However, Robert Lewandowski replied seven minutes later from a corner, leaving the impression that Barcelona were going to take control of this match and win serenely.
But that's to misunderstand Girona's qualities and steely mentality, which is riding on an absolutely mind-boggling confidence. Miguel Gutierrez, surprisingly left alone on the edge of the area, first allowed his side to regain the lead at half-time, before Valery delivered the coup de grace in the 80th minute by mystifying Jules Koundé.
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Ilkay Gundogan did give some hope in stoppage time, but Robert Lewandowski missed the ball for the equaliser. In the end, it was Cristhian Stuani who had the last word, again taking advantage of Barcelona's defensive largesse and a magnificent cross from Savio. The Girona fans came in large numbers to cheer on their team and could rejoice. The dream is not over.