In a two-headed League, with the Real Madrid and Barcelona Fighting year after year to win it, the appearance of Girona represents a certain fresh air and confirmation that by doing things well, with a coherent project, patience and without a huge budget, we can stand up to both giants of our football. They rub their eyes and dream of Girona imitating the feat of Leicester, who won the Premier seven years ago when his main goal was to maintain the category. For now, a third of the championship has been enough for them to take the lead, dazzling with their footballing commitment and terrifying with their punch, being the top scorer in the category with 29 goals.

With a view to Osasuna They demonstrated once again that they are not there by chance. Míchel’s men, even if they scored first, knew how to overcome a match which sometimes became complicated for them and presented their credentials for higher objectives than simple permanence. Europe is in the Catalan club’s goal and since dreaming is free, why not achieve a feat like that of David before Goliath?

The match started in favor of Girona, who in a quarter of an hour were already in control on the scoreboard thanks to a counter-attack created by Savio and Dovbyk and culminated by Ivan Martin. But Osasuna was able to turn the tide with an inspired Budimir. The Croatian first equalized after a combination with Moi Gómez then gave his team the advantage, already in the second half, taking advantage of a cross from Mojica. Credit to him for taking the shot and demerit to the Catalan defense after a game in which the locals made 19 passes to materialize the goal. The playing time had not yet been reached and the Navarrese goal triggered the Gale in Gironawith Savio and Dovbyk wreaking havoc and the rest of the team donning their suits.

Girona’s comeback came from the wing (it’s the team that scores the most goals with full-back centers) and Jagoba Arrasate he was tearing his hair out. This is the endemic evil of Osasuna, who has not learned his lesson. Dovbyk’s headed goal at the far post after a Miguel Gutiérrez cross was the prelude to what was to come. reappeared Tsygankov after his injury to give the Catalans the advantage ten minutes from time. The Navarrese opted for equality. in desperation. And the Girona council came on the horn. A real volley goal Alex Garcia, who continues to oppose the entry into the projects of Luis de la Fuente. The midfielder provides assists, scores goals and also defends.

Michel dreams big

The leader of Girona sleeps waiting for what he will do today real Madrid against Rayo at the Bernabéu. “We are not in the league of Barça, Madrid or Atlético de Madrid, but we will fight to be in the league of those who come after them. I dream of that, of being able to play in the league of Real, Athletic, Rayo, etc. Now I dream of this league. The goal of permanence is close and, without stopping thinking about this goal, there is the possibility of taking one more step,” explained the coach. Michel Sanchezone of the architects of this Girona, alongside Quique Cárcel, the sporting director who was able to build a squad which is already the big surprise in Europe.

OSASUNA: Herrera; Areso, Catena, David García, Peña (Barja 83), Oroz (Raúl García 83), Torró (Moncayola 89), Moi (Ibáñez 75), Ávila (Rubén García 75), Budimir, Mojica.

GIRONA: Gazzaniga; Arnau, Eric García, Blind, Miguel, Y. Herrera, Aleix García, Iván Martín (Portu 85), Yan Couto (Tsygankov 69), Dovbyk (Stuani 85), Savio.

GOALS: 0-1. m.16: Ivan Martín. 1-1. m.25: Boudimir. 2-1. m.55: Boudimir. 2-2. m.71: Dovbyk. 23. m.80: Tsygankov. 2-4. m.90: Aleix García.

THE REFEREE: Munuera Montero (Andalusian Committee). He reprimanded Ávila, Budimir, Arnau, Y. Herrera, Torró and Stuani.