The destination of this season’s La Liga title , if it was in doubt, it is now a for gone conclusion. Real Madrid produced a shockingly bad 75 minutes in Girona that will give Manchester City hope that this could finally be their year of European glory. Los Blancos have been average in La Liga this season by their honest standards, Ancelotti rotating heavily with the Champions League the top priority. That doesn’t excuse the first and second Girona goals given the experience of Rudiger and Eder Militao, the first goal both of them hopelessly out of position, the second Eder Militao’s Harry Maguire like lack of concentration off the ball. Girona are a great counter attacking side with mentions going to their winger Riquelme and the striker Castellanos. The catalan club has managed their personnel well this season getting quality on loan at a reasonable price in terms was player wages and sign on fees. Players like Oriel Romeu from Southampton. A good example for modest clubs out there.
One notable thing on Real Madrid is that most of their 30 something players have started to look their age and are struggling with the fixture congestion this part of the season. Nacho and Carvajal in particular had a nightmare of a game.The brightest spark in this game as it has been all season for the reigning champs came from Vinicius Junior. The winger showing he is the complete player with a difficult header to pull one back at 2-1. No Courtios, More problems for Real Madrid. Lunin deputized although he wasn’t at fault for 3 of the goals , one has to put spotlight on the Ukrainian for the fourth goal. Not coming out for the cross was suicide for the goalie. This loss meant Real are now 11 points adrift of Barcelona with only 7 games to play. Probably curtains to winning the Campeonato for the season.