Girona Overtakes Barcelona at the Top of the Table with a Glorious Victory

Girona solidified their claim to the La Liga title with a splendid victory over Barcelona, propelling them to the summit of the standings.

Goals from Artem Dovbyk, Miguel Gutierrez, Valery Fernandez, and Cristhian Stuani secured their first-ever league win against their Catalan rivals.

Robert Lewandowski’s header and Ilkay Gundogan’s late goal were mere consolations for Barcelona.

The result sees Girona open up a two-point gap to Real Madrid.

Michel’s side is also seven points clear of third-placed Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, who occupy the fourth position.

Girona’s ascent to the top might have surprised many, but based on this evidence, they have the quality to sustain their position in the competition.

Dovbyk’s eighth goal of the campaign in the 12th minute set them on the path to victory after being expertly set up by his international teammate Viktor Tsyhankov, who managed to escape the home side’s offside trap down the right channel.

While Lewandowski equalized with a header from Raphinha’s corner seven minutes later, the visitors consistently posed a significant threat on the counter.

Spanish Under-21 left-back Gutierrez restored their lead with a surging run and a left-footed finish into the left corner five minutes before halftime.

Fernandez appeared to seal the scoring in the 80th minute with a fine strike from Stuani’s flick-on after eluding Barcelona defender Jules Kounde.z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

German midfielder Gundogan briefly raised hopes of a home comeback in added time, but they were quickly extinguished by Stuani.

The Uruguayan forward tapped in Girona’s fourth at the back post to cap off a special night for the club, which has never finished higher than 10th and is only in its fourth season in La Liga.