Match Report: GIRONA 0-3 FC BARCELONA.
On Saturday 25th September 2017, Girona and FC Barcelona went up against each other for the first time ever in a top-flight competitive match. It ended with a scoreline of 0-3, in favors of the visitors FC Barcelona. Barca succeeded in making this their sixth win in six games in the Spanish league this season.
Barca’s first two goals were realized from own goals by the hosts, Girona. This is first La Liga season ever for Girona. Jordi Alba’s shot was deflected by Aday Benitez into his own net to give Barca the lead, and Girona goal keeper Gorka Iraizoz converted Aleix Vidal’s cross into the net. Forward, Suarez scored the third with a long ball assist from Sergi Roberto.
No Goal For Messi
Messi was unable to score, as he was successfully man marked by Pablo Maffeo, who is in his third season on loan. Messi had previously scored 11 league goals, 4 of which came against Eibar on Tuesday- a super hat trick!
The good run of form FC Barcelona have been enjoying is coming as a surprise to a lot of people who had previously predicted a decline for the Catalan giants. This prediction had come as a result of the exit of former boss Luis Enrique, and striker Neymar Jr. This string of wins is also a relief to fans who had been preparing for the worst after Neymar’s move to PSG, and the club’s failure to sign Seri and Coutinho during the summer transfer window.