La Liga MD16 Results and Highlights – Girona stunned Barca in 6-goal thriller

La Liga Matchday 16 brought the fans upset after upset as the top of the standings now changed the orders.

Barcelona were defeated by Girona in a 6-goal thriller, while Real Madrid were lucky to leave Real Betis’ Villamarin with one point.

La Liga MD16 Results

  • Getafe 1-0 Valencia
  •  Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid
  •  Alaves 0-1 Palmas
  •  Villarreal 0-3 Real Sociedad
  •  Mallorca 1-0 Sevilla
  •  Atletico Madrid 2-1 Almeria
  •  Cadiz 1-1 Osasuna
  •  Barcelona 2-4 Girona
  •  Granada 0-1 Bilbao
  •  Rayo Vallecano ?-? Celta Vigo


Barcelona 2-4 Girona: The dark horse rose atop

The defending champions thought they had momentum after the victory at Atletico Madrid. Still, then this season’s dark horse, Girona, proved that they are serious contenders for the title.

Michel’s side underlined their La Liga title credentials with a famous victory at Barca to move top of the table.

Artem Dovbyk, Miguel Gutierrez, Valery Fernandez, and Cristhian Stuani scored in both halves to give the visitors a deserved first-ever league win over their Catalan rivals.

Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer in the 19th minute and Ilkay Gundogan’s late did little to only consolation for the home side.

The result sees Girona open up a two-point gap to Real Madrid, who also slipped at Betis in a tight 1-1 draw. The catalan side are also seven clear of third-placed Atletico Madrid and Barca, who are fourth.

Girona’s rise to the top may have taken many by surprise, proving that they have the quality to stay the course. Meanwhile, Barca drifted even further despite remaining in the top four, for now.

Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid had a golden chance to open up a three-point gap at the top of LaLiga before Girona took on Barcelona in their all-Catalan clash on Sunday. However, Manuel Pellegrini’s Betis proved to be a difficult side to break down.

Los Blancos was actually lucky not to leave the Benito Villamarin empty hand on Saturday. Two points dropped for Carlo Ancelotti’s men despite Jude Bellingham’s scoring streak continuing.

La Liga Matchday 16 Results and Highlights
La Liga Matchday 16 Results and Highlights

Bellingham continued his remarkable start at Real Madrid by scoring his 16th goal in 18 games – but it was not enough to earn the La Liga leaders victory over Real Betis.

The England midfielder slotted in after controlling a delightful pass from Brahim Diaz over the Betis defence after 53 minutes.

But Ruibal responded decisively 13 minutes later to prevent Real from opening a four-point advantage at the top of the table.

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