La Liga’s surprise package, Girona, suffered their first defeat of the season as Real Madrid put on a classy performance to secure a 3-0 victory. Going into the match, Girona surprisingly sat above Real Madrid in the league table, having won all of their previous six games. However, it was Real Madrid who dominated the game and took control.
Girona started the match with great confidence, creating two clear-cut chances within the first five minutes. Yangel Herrera missed an unmarked header, followed by Viktor Tsygankov hitting the woodwork with his powerful header. These missed opportunities would prove costly for Girona.
Real Madrid capitalized on their chances and scored two goals in quick succession. Jude Bellingham provided a stunning assist with an outside-of-the-foot cross, allowing Joselu to tap in the first goal. Toni Kroos then delivered a corner that found Aurélien Tchouaméni unmarked in the box, and he made no mistake with his headed finish.
Girona tried to mount a comeback in the second half but failed to convert their chances. Kepa Arrizabalaga made a superb save to deny David López, and Herrera’s header narrowly missed the target. Real Madrid regained control and sealed the victory in the 71st minute when Joselu cleverly flicked the ball to Bellingham, who volleyed it past Paulo Gazzaniga with precision.
The match ended with a red card for Nacho Fernández, but it had no impact on the result. Real Madrid’s superior class shone through as they claimed the top spot in La Liga, leaving Girona in third place, two points behind their arch-rivals Barcelona.