Girona – Barcelona: Girona makes history with a stellar Portu (4-2)

Michel's Girona enter the history of Spanish football by the front door. The revelation team of LaLiga certifies its qualification to the Champions League with a stunning win over Xavi's Barça that allows them to regain second place.

Tactical analysis and match report by Xavi Sánchez.

With five games to go in LaLiga, the fight for second place and a place in the Spanish Super Cup is still more alive than ever. With Real Madrid already crowned LaLiga champions, the spotlight is on Catalonia. Girona and Barcelona face off in a direct duel for the runners-up spot in LaLiga.
Michel's side, LaLiga's surprise team, come into the game on the back of two consecutive victories, coming back from a poor showing against Atlético de Madrid after losing 3-1. As for Barça, after losing to PSG and Real Madrid and saying goodbye to the only two competitions they could still aspire to, Xavi Hernández decided to stay on as coach for another year to give continuity to a project that, for the moment, is only disappointing Barça fans.

An exciting start

The start of the match did not disappoint the expectations placed on this duel between the second and third placed teams. In the fifth minute, the score was already tied at 1-1.

The first goal was scored by the away side with a player who has reinvented himself this season: Andreas Christensen. The Danish defender, in his new role as a midfielder, has become a fundamental part of Barça's stability in . . .

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