Nelson Semedo’s stunner in the 9th minute brought lead for Ernesto valverde’s team. Girona fiercely played throughout the game. But it brought a red card at 51 minutes leaving them 10 men for the rest of the time.
Barcelona did pretty good job on the field by making space and attacking from good positions. But there was always a lack in making good connection with the ball and to score more goals.
Burnerdu, was busy with Messi and Suarez and got yellow card for takling both of them within 20 minutes’ gap(at 29th, 51th minute). Thus Girona had to play with 10 men against La liga point table topper.
But it didn’t stop Girona from playing positive attacking football. Rather they kept pushing for equalizer. They also had 2 to 3 close chance where Barcelona was lucky enough for not conceding the equaliser. They had to struggle against 10 men team.
Arthur was brought to stabilize the situation. And he really did the trick. Mid field was in full control and Girona couldn’t produce anymore attack.
Visitors doubled their lead with Messi’s typical stunning goal from Alba’s assist.
2-0 win over Girona kept Barca 1st in la liga title race.