Foot: Girona FC puts on a show but loses sharply at home (3-5)
Another home defeat for the Catalans against a solid team from Real Sociedad.
Girona FC will be able to harbor regrets as they have long looked Real Sociedad, a La Liga benchmark, in the eye. But their defense betrayed the Catalans who chained a second defeat at home.
Tossed about in a one-sided start to the match, the players of Gerona were coldly picked from the 8th minute by a Real Sociedad technically a tone above (0-1). After 20 difficult minutes, the Catalans struck on the only exit from their 30 meters. They did it on a cannon shot signed Riquelme. The Spanish Under-23 international found Remiro’s top corner for a happy equalizer (23, the goal in the video below).
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In the process, on his second opportunity, Girona took the advantage on a header from Arnau badly appreciated by Remiro (27). Badly started, this match smelled good for the Gironins. But a huge defensive error gave Real Sociedad the equalizer just before the break (2-2).
But in this crazy match, barely back from the locker room, the Argentinian from Girona, Castellanos, offered himself a solitary raid then a strike which strangely deceived Remiro (3-2, 48). Not enough to shelter Girona, however.
And the rest proved it since two accelerations from Real Sociedad sent the Catalans back to their defensive feverishness (3-4, 71). Girona then pushed to come back but, on the counter, Sørloht, the other giant of Norwegian football, touched the post for the visitors. Japan international Take was more dexterous and ruined Girona’s comeback hopes.
A blow before going to rub shoulders with Atletico Madrid next week.