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Barcelona vs Girona: A Historic Catalan Derby

Now that Barcelona has returned from a tiring trip to Stamford Bridge mid-week for their Champions League draw against Chelsea, they face another difficult fixture tomorrow. Local Catalan rivals Girona travel to the capital to take on the La Liga leaders. The Whites and Reds have been the surprise package this season, and are currently sitting in 8th place in the table. Barcelona is the only one of the traditional top three La Liga clubs to have beaten Girona this season. Girona lost to Barcelona 0-3 at the Montilivi back in…

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Girona are set to stay in La Liga, thanks to Machín & co

In the words of Bon Jovi, we’re halfway there! At least, that’s what Girona fans will be thinking as they edge ever closer to what looks like probable La Liga survival. How have they managed it? Well it’s been certainly much more than just City’s shared resources which have helped Girona establish themselves as a worthy top-flight team in Spain. Instead, a mixture of both old and new faces all singing from the same hymn sheet coupled with a continuation of the same winning mentality from last season’s promotion from…

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Girona 3 – 0 Leganes: A dominant win at the Montilivi

Girona enjoyed a thumping 3-0 win at the Montilivi to put them within two points of European football next season. The Catalans had several thrilling chances before getting the breakthrough with a Stuani penalty and goals from Portu and Juanpe. An outrageous hand from Martin Mantovani gifted a penalty to the home side in the 23rd minute. The Argentine literally had his hand above his head to reach the ball, making it an obvious decision for the referee. Cristhian Stuani was only too happy to convert from the spot. Roughly ten minutes later,…

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Sevilla 1-0 Girona: Sarabia goal wins right affair

Pablo Sarabia’s goal was enough as Sevilla beat Girona 1-0 on a tight affair at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday. Early chances in the game fell to the hosts but after losing Luis Muriel through injury, Vincenzo Montella’s side looked like they could be beaten by the ever impressive Catalan visitors. Sergio Rico proved his ability throughout the game as the feeling inside the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was that the home side were lucky to gain three points. Aday Benitez had a good chance at the far post, but…

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Girona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Stuani’s great run of form continues

Íñigo Martínez’s debut for Athletic Bilbao ended in defeat on a cold, wet evening at the Montilivi. The Basque visitors had been undefeated since November. But, even the return of central defender Yeray after his fight with cancer was not enough to bring home the three points. The match had hardly begun before the first goal arrived, courtesy of a penalty kick. Inside the first ten minutes, Pablo Maffeo was judged to have been fouled by Andoni Lopez. The referee judged that Lopez had pushed Maffeo at the far post when the Girona right back was running…

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Athletic Bilbao looking to get back to winning ways over Girona

Girona prepares to welcome Bilbao to the Montilivi this Sunday. Both sides are sitting mid-table and experienced disappointing draws last week. Girona was away at Malaga, while a lackluster Bilbao faced Eibar at home. That was Bilbao’s third draw in as many weeks. The transfer deadline is now closed and both clubs had a busy final week. For the Lions, defender Aymeric Laporte moved to Manchester City for an undisclosed fee. To replace him, Athletic signed Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez who is now the most expensive signing in the…

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La Liga January Transfer Window Round Up

With the January transfer window coming to a close on Wednesday with some fantastic signings for some of the 20 La Liga clubs with many players departing as well. I take a closer look at what has happened in the past month. The biggest deal of the window was of course Philippe Coutinho’s long awaited move from Liverpool to Barcelona with the Brazilian joining for 120 million euros. Coutinho was one of two players to sign on at the Camp Nou with defender Yerry Mina joining from Palmeiras for 11.8…

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Barca B allow two strikers to leave the club as Lozano joins Girona

Barcelona B have allowed both Rafa Mujica and Anthony Lozano to leave the club, joining Cornella and Girona, respectively. The latter has completed a move to Girona after featuring 20 times for Barca’s second string in Segunda, where he scored four goals. The 24-year-old, who is a Honduras international will now get a chance with La Liga side Girona, who have been impressing this season. Lozano’s exit from Barca B follows that of Wilfrid Kaptoum, who cancelled his contract to join Real Betis and Sergio Gomez, who has joined German…

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Malaga 0-0 Girona: Boquerones still unable to score at home

Malaga’s new manager José González was hoping for a miracle as they welcomed Girona to the Rosaleda stadium this weekend. The home side has been unable to score at home since November and unfortunately continued the streak today. Meanwhile, after an impressive week at home and away for Girona, the Catalans will feel they should have taken the three points today. The Whites and Reds were the better side in the second half and played the last 10 minutes against only ten men. Malaga came out swinging and seemed determined to break their run of form. Keko’s header…

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