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It was an admirable, transferring spectacle that Athletic and Girona placed on in San Mamés, through which the house group received, handing their second consecutive defeat to Michel's group, which on no account may be stated to be In disaster. With a two-goal deficit on the scoreboard, they surrounded Unai Simón's objective within the final quarter of an hour and 9 minutes of stoppage time, however couldn’t steadiness the rating.

Athletic

3

Unai Simón, Yuri, Lekue (De Marcos, min. 30), Yeray (Aitor Paredes, min. 85), Daniel Vivian, Benat Prados (Vesga, min. 86), Ruiz de Galarreta, Unai Gómez, Berenguer, Williams and Guruzeta (Nico Williams, min. 74)

2

Girona

Gazzaniga, Eric Garcia, Arnau Martinez (Valery Fernández, min. 74), Juanpe, Miguel Gutierrez, Yangel Herrera (Jhon Solís, min. 89), Tsygankov (Stuani, min. 89), Sávio, Iván Martín (Portu, min. 74), Aleix García and Dovbyk

Goals 1-0 min. 1: Berenguer. 1-1 min. 48: Tsygankov. 2-1 min. 56: Berenguer. 3-1 min. 59: Williams. 3-2 min. 74: Eric Garcia.

Referee José María Sánchez Martínez

Yellow playing cards Juan Carlos (min. 20) and Eric Garcia (min. 25)

Girona arrived on the Cathedral with the intention of resuming that loopy race that started in August, and the intention of constructing it as troublesome as attainable for Real Madrid, the group that made them brake within the penultimate nook, and that after their relative stumble in Vallecas may need appeared nearer. But they didn't have simply anybody in entrance of them, however an Athletic that has turn into sturdy in its area, and that had solely misplaced one among its final twenty video games, which additionally aspires to hitch the Champions League get together.

So with two groups related you possibly can solely count on an awesome recreation, and that’s what was seen in San Mamés. A conflict that may be a pleasure to see, a tribute to soccer with two units of various traits, however that complemented one another in a typically grandiose give and take. Honor to Athletic and Girona.

But it seems that the Basque group bought the higher of the Catalan from the beginning of the sport till half-time, so earlier than minute 2 was up, they have been already forward on the scoreboard, after a defective horizontal move by Aleix García , overwhelmed by the fierce stress of the individuals of Bilbao. The ball reached Berenguer, who after on the lookout for area, shot subsequent to the submit, the place Gazzaniga couldn't attain. The visiting group had not but approached the rojiblanco area and was already at a drawback on the scoreboard.

And issues didn’t enhance for Girona within the following minutes, as a result of they have been unable to beat the ahead stress of Valverde's males, tireless of their job, with the religion of the charcoal burner instilled in them by their coach, who believes like nobody else in tradition. of the hassle. So by the quarter of an hour, and with out Girona responding, besides with a shot from Tsygankov, Athletic had a few makes an attempt through which Iñaki Williams missed his intention.

The pink and whites continued to exert brutal stress and Girona was not snug within the first quarter, however as quickly because the second started, in a really elegant motion, Aleix García got here up the baseline to middle behind the place Tsygankov was ready to push very shut. and put the tie and issues as at first.

But nobody can with Athletic's religion. After a couple of minutes through which Girona pushed, revitalized by the tie, the house group returned to tackling, and stealing balls as if there have been no tomorrow, till Guruzeta scored one from Miguel very near the world, he gave it to him horizontal to Berenguer, who once more, as within the first objective, put her away from Gazzaniga. Athletic's third got here a little bit later, in a shot from Vivian's protection, which Iñaki Williams caught, let it bounce and shot in order that it hit the submit and slipped into the objective.

But in San Mamés nobody gave up, and regardless of the drawback, Girona didn’t cease attempting. He did it, above all, from set items, and with 1 / 4 of an hour left, he managed to slim the rating when Eric García completed off a free kick taken by Aleix from shut vary. Girona then had the problem, however Athletic defended itself, managing to unseat its rival, for now, from the combat for the title.

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