Barcelona 2 v 4 Girona: Barcelona suffer La Liga title blow as Girona claim top spot

Barcelona missed a key chance to keep up the pressure in the La Liga title race as they lost 4-2 at home to league leaders Girona.

La Blaugrana were unable to find a late response against their Catalan neighbours as the visitors reclaimed top spot in the table.

Artem Dovbyk’s composed early finish ensured a shock lead for Girona against their illustrious hosts before Polish veteran Robert Lewandowski powered home a corner to drag Barcelona level.

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However, there was to be an El Clasico themed twist before the interval, as former Real Madrid defender Miguel Gutierrez rocketed home his first goal for Girona, to re-establish their lead.

Barcelona created a string of chances after the restart, but Girona substitute Valery Fernandez capitalised on some poor defending from the hosts, to clinch victory for his side.

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Ilkay Gundogan poked home a consolation for Barcelona in added time, but there was no dramatic rally, as Lewandowski missed a key chance in the final seconds, and Cristhian Stuani made it four for Girona.

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