Real Madrid was, this Tuesday, defeated in Catalonia, by Girona, by 4-2, in the 31st round of the Spanish League, an indication that the subconscious of the players is already in the Champions socks, against Manchester City.
The great figure of the match was the Argentine striker Taty Castellanos, author of a poker, when he scored the four goals of his team, in the 12th, 24th, 46th and 62nd minutes.
Real Madrid still managed to reduce to 2-1, in the 34th minute, by the Brazilian winger Vinícius Júnior, but Girona reached 4-1, practically sentencing the outcome of the match, and only allowed the “meringues” to mitigate the weight of the defeat , at 85, thanks to a goal by Lucas Vázquez.
With the exception of the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and the French striker Karim Benzema, coach Carlo Ancelotti presented the best eleven, but the “Merengue” players seem to have given up fighting for the Spanish title, focused on the two early finals with Manchester City, scheduled for 09 and 17 May, the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Even so, however, he did not avoid a crushing defeat for his team, despite having 72% possession of the ball, but without this translating into more goal opportunities, quite the contrary, as Girona was always the most dangerous team. through the effectiveness of their offensive transitions.
With this defeat, Real Madrid sees the revalidation of the title more and more as a mirage, since it runs the risk at the end of this day of seeing rival FC Barcelona, who travel to Rayo Vallecano’s ground on Wednesday, increase the lead to 14 points, with seven games to play.
In today’s other game of the 31st round, Osasuna went to Cadiz to win by 1-0, with the only goal of the match being scored by midfielder Ruben Garcia, remaining in eighth place, with 44 points, while the home team ranks 15th, with 32.
Even today, Betis, fifth, with 48 points, is host to Real Sociedad, fourth, with 54, in an important game in the race for the last place of access to the Champions League.