Real Madrid's title hopes in tatters after Girona loss — La Liga

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Borja Garcia made a great run into the box, going past several Madrid shirts, before managing to find Stuani who beat Nacho before firing past Casilla.

This is Girona's first ever top flight meeting with Real Madrid.

He is said to have insisted that manager Zinedine Zidane and the players rekindle the desire that won Real the league and Champions League last season.

It means Real are now eight points behind arch rivals Barcelona with some injury concerns ahead of the Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur. The champions have problems all over the pitch.

Lucas Vazquez had a goal disallowed for offside in the 83rd. It paid dividends, as Ronaldo hit 10 goals across the quarters, semis and final.

Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro, talked up the chances of the team after the loss but warned against giving up too soon. In defence, he was solid and often got the better of his Brazilian counterpart.

-The loss leaves Madrid 8 points behind table toppers, Barcelona.

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But before the game, Girona boss Pablo Machin explained why he won't be adopting the same approach for Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We will go home, rest and recharge the batteries".

The Catalan club came from a goal down to record an historic win, perhaps the biggest in their club history, and Maffeo was one of two on-loan City players to feature, with Larry Kayode making a late appearance off the bench.

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No expected return date has yet been given for right-back Carvajal, who has not played since an infection in his chest was diagnosed a month ago.

Zidane's side have been lethargic at times this season, with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema both spending time out injured. This is too good of a team to rely on terrible crosses as it did in the first meeting. Anything less than that and the hot takes will flow.

Furthermore, as per Mirror, CR7's misery could possibly increase, after the Portuguese star was caught on camera, grabbing an opposition midfielder's head during the game.

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