La Liga: Real stunned by Girona in Catalonia

Girona ended Real Madrid’s four-game La Liga win streak with a stunning 2-1 defeat of the defending champions yesterday.

Isco opened the scoring for the visitors — the Spain international dancing away from two defenders in the box before curling a left-footed shot out of goalkeeper Bono’s reach.

But the hosts hit back and snatched the lead with a decisive four-minute stretch to start the second half.

Cristhian Stuani evened the scoreline in the 54th minute, when he latched onto a loose ball and fired his low shot past Kiko Casilla from inside the box.

And Portu sealed the points four minutes later, sensationally back-heeling Pablo Maffeo’s low cross to the delight of the home faithful.

The result keeps Real in a tie for third place with city rivals Atletico Madrid, eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Girona move up to 11th.

Getafe produced a superb second-half performance to come from behind and beat Real Sociedad 2-1 at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.. The visitors took the lead after just five minutes when Adnan Januzaj picked up the ball just inside his own half and was allowed to advance unchallenged before playing a perfectly weighted ball to Mikel Oyarzabal, who fired a first-time finish into the bottom corner.


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