Girona snatch late win over Atletico to keep pace with leaders Real

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Ivan Martin’s stoppage-time goal earned Girona a dramatic 4-3 home win against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday that kept them level on points with Real Madrid at the LaLiga summit.

Surprise package Girona moved to 48 points, behind Real, who beat Mallorca 1-0 earlier on Wednesday, on goal difference.

Atletico Madrid remain third with 38 points.

Girona opened the scoring two minutes into the game with Valery Fernandez curling in a great shot from the edge of the box before Atletico levelled through Alvaro Morata in the 14th minute.

Girona’s high pressing paid off as they stole the ball from Atletico’s Koke before Savio scored at the second attempt to make it 2-1 in the 26th minute.

Dutch defender Daley Blind extended the hosts’ lead in the 39th minute with a tap-in before Morata pulled one back for Atletico with a fine solo run in the last minute of the first half.

Morata got his third in the 53rd minute, firing home from inside the box to equalise again, but Martin sealed the win for Girona with a brilliant strike.

Source: Reuters

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