Barcelona vs Girona

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Witness the complete replay and highlights of the intense showdown between Barcelona and Girona. This thrilling match took place during the 2023/2024 season of LaLiga in Spain on Matchday 16. The action kicked off at 20:00 GMT on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The referee for this electrifying match was none other than Isidro Diaz de Mera Escuderos from Spain, and the venue was the iconic Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

Barcelona vs Girona Full Match Reports

In a stunning upset, Girona clinched their maiden LaLiga victory against Barcelona, reclaiming the top spot with a 4-2 triumph at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.

While the hosts dominated possession early on, it was Girona that seized the initiative. Viktor Tsyhankov exploited Barcelona’s high defensive line, capitalizing on Yan Couto’s through ball to set up Ukrainian compatriot Artem Dovbyk for a close-range finish off the post. Responding swiftly, Barcelona showcased their quality as Raphinha’s remarkable close-range effort was met with an extraordinary save by Paulo Gazzaniga. The ensuing corner, delivered by Raphinha, saw Robert Lewandowski nod home, restoring parity.

Despite Barcelona’s equalizer, Girona continued to create numerous opportunities. The left wing-back, Miguel Gutiérrez, posed a constant threat, narrowly missing the target and forcing a save from Iñaki Peña. Gutiérrez finally found the net with a powerful drive from deep, beating Peña’s desperate dive just before halftime. The period concluded with Gazzaniga denying Pedri’s attempt.

The second half witnessed Barcelona’s offensive efforts, with Gazzaniga thwarting Frenkie De Jong’s long-range shot and making crucial saves from Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo. However, failing to level the score, Barcelona’s morale dipped, allowing Girona to regain composure. Substitute Valery Fernández extended Girona’s lead, slotting into the bottom corner after a fortunate encounter with Koundé. İlkay Gündoğan’s late turn-and-shoot effort pulled one back for Barcelona, but Cristhian Stuani’s back-post strike sealed the historic win for Girona.

For Girona, this triumph stands as a monumental statement, propelling them to 41 points, just 10 shy of their previous highest tally. On the flip side, Barcelona’s recent struggles continue, with only one win in their last three games. While Girona’s sustainability remains uncertain, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are poised to challenge for the Catalan outfit’s title. Barcelona aims to swiftly regain form, commencing with an away fixture against Valencia next week.

Man of the Match: Miguel Gutiérrez (Girona).