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Girona 0-2 Espanyol: Espanyol’s new manager bounce hits Girona’s European dreams

The first game in the post-Quique Sanchez Flores era was a success for Espanyol as the Pericos ended a five match run without scoring as Gerard Moreno’s brace earned a Catalan derby victory. Girona have stuttered in recent weeks as pressure has increased on their dreams of Europe and it appeared to be taking its toll as chance after chance went begging with Christhian Stuani among those to grasp at chances early on. Just moments before the half-time whistle, Gerard Moreno broke the deadlock as Sergi Darder’s free-kick from deep…

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Girona and Bouncebackability: the ability to recover from a setback or defeat

Bouncebackability: the ability to recover from a setback or defeat. Although there have been many strings to Girona’s impressive bow this season, do they have they quality to address their recent slump and return to winning ways against Deportivo Alavés on Gameweek 33? Amid torrential rain and poor playing conditions last Friday night at Montilivi, Real Betis came out on top in what was billed widely as a six-pointer between the two Europa League chasing sides. At least on paper when looking at both sides’ league results this season you…

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Alaves vs Girona: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Girona will look to bounce back from their defeat to Real Betis at the weekend as they travel to face Alaves on Thursday evening. Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza The home side have been vastly improved in recent weeks, keeping clean sheets over Getafe and Eibar recently and they will be looking to keep the likes of Portu and Stuani out as Girona arrive at the Mendizorroza. Pablo Machin’s visitors have had a remarkable season and sit just outside of…

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Pablo Machin not dwelling on referee decisions after Betis defeat

Girona boss Pablo Machin has discussed the three offside calls that halted his side from getting back into their game against Real Betis. Young striker Loren Moron opened the scoring for Betis after some superb work from veteran winger Joaquin and the home side failed to peg back Quique Setien’s side. Uruguayan striker Cristhian Stuani has been in remarkable form this season, netting 17 goals for the Catalan club and on a different day – he could of had three more. Stuani – on loan from English side Middlesbrough, found…

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Girona 0-1 Real Betis: Joaquin magic inspires victory for away side

Real Betis beat Girona on Friday evening to further strengthen their chances of qualifying for Europe. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having done that – his side seem to have taken their foot off the pedal…

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What is the best way Girona can bounce back after three defeats?

It’s now no wins in three for Girona at arguably the most important part of the season with the chance of Europa League fading away. Whilst there was nothing to separate Girona and Levante in their last game at Montilivi, the divide in quality on the day at least was clear for everybody to see last Sunday. Real Sociedad, a side with very little to play for other than a respectful end of season mid-table position in La Liga seemingly brushed Girona aside at ease. A rare, incredibly bad day…

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Setien heaps praise on Girona as battle for Europe hots up at Montilivi

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has heaped praise on Girona as the battle for European qualification hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having done that – his side can put their…

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Girona boss Machin wants his team to show Betis who they are

Girona boss Pablo Machin has called on his side to show Real Betis who they are on Friday evening as the race for Europe hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having…

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Girona v Real Betis: Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Newly-promoted Girona will look to bounce back after defeat last week as they take on Quique Setien’s Real Betis on Friday evening. 20.00 BST, Friday 13th April, Montilivi (Girona, Spain) The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and…

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