On Match Day 31 of La Liga, Girona stunned Real Madrid with a 4-2 victory. T._Castellanos scored the first goal in the 12th minute to give Girona a 1-0 lead. They doubled their advantage 12 minutes later when T._Castellanos scored his second goal of the match. Real Madrid pulled one back as Vinicius_Junior found the net in the 34th minute to make it 2-1. However, Girona restored their two-goal lead before halftime when T._Castellanos completed his hat trick in the 46th minute. The scoring was rounded off late on when Castellanos struck again for Girona’s fourth and Lucas got a consolation for Real Madrid at 85 minutes. It was an incredible result for Girona who will be delighted with this win over one of La Liga’s giants.
Paulo Gazzaniga (rating 6.2)
Andriy Lunin (rating 5.7)
C. Stuani (T. Castellanos, 72)
E. Camavinga (N. Fernandez, 52)
The match between Girona and Real Madrid was clearly dominated by the latter, as they had a whopping 71% ball possession. Girona made 13 shots on target, with 5 of them hitting the goal; the most active in terms of shots was Valentin Castellanos. On the other hand, Real Madrid had 18 shots on target, with 3 of them hitting the goal; Federico Valverde was particularly impressive in his number of hits on goal.
5 tackles won.
Oriol Romeu of Girona put on a strong passing performance in their recent match, completing 93% of his 31 passes. Meanwhile, Toni Kroos of Real Madrid was even more impressive, as he completed 97% of his 108 passes. Girona’s Yan Couto also made an impact with four key passes while Luka Modrić from Real Madrid was active defensively, winning 4.5 tackles during the game.
Girona have had the most interceptions in total with 13, with Oriol Romeu leading the way having made two. Real Madrid have also tallied up a total of 8 interceptions, although Daniel Carvajal has only managed to make one. Girona’s Juanpe has also intercepted the ball twice. Despite Real Madrid’s significantly lower total, they still manage to keep up thanks to Carvajal’s one interception.
A recent analysis of ball fights in the top Spanish football leagues has revealed that Arnau Martínez from Girona and Vinícius Júnior from Real Madrid lead their respective teams in terms of face-to-face battles for control of the ball. Martínez has won 10 such battles, while Júnior has won 12. This data demonstrates that both players are willing to put themselves in difficult situations on the pitch to help their teams gain an advantage. It also shows how important these individual duels can be when competing at a high level. It is clear that both players have what it takes to win these types of contests, and they will no doubt continue to do so as they strive for victory.
- A. Martinez (Girona) at 43 minute
- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) at 37 minute
- E. Militao (Real Madrid) at 65 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Girona – WLWDW
- Real Madrid – LWWLW
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (17, Barcelona)
- Karim Benzema (14, Real Madrid)
- Vedat Muriqi (12, Mallorca)
- Borja Iglesias (12, Real Betis)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Girona will play with Sevilla. May 01 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
- Real Madrid will play with Almeria. April 29 at 16:30 (UTC), on Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.