Real Madrid extended their lead to five points at the summit of the La Liga table with a commanding 4-0 victory over Girona on Saturday.
In what was dubbed as a decisive match for the title race, Madrid left no room for doubt regarding their dominance in La Liga, delivering a dominant performance that resulted in a well-deserved and emphatic scoreline.
Vinicius Junior initiated the scoring early on, and Jude Bellingham contributed goals in both halves, with Rodrygo concluding the impressive display with a solo goal.
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Girona started with comfort in possession, but Real Madrid showcased their magic within six minutes. Vinicius received the ball on the left, cut inside towards the penalty area, and unleashed a perfect strike into the Girona net, setting the perfect start for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Despite Girona’s possession, Madrid defended with discipline and energy, limiting Girona’s noteworthy chances in the first half. Demonstrating their quality further, Madrid secured a crucial second goal before the interval. Vinicius delivered an outstanding ball that bypassed the entire Girona defense, allowing Bellingham to round the goalkeeper and tap in.
Girona showed increased energy early in the second half, with Miguel Gutierrez causing chaos with a fierce cross that Madrid managed to clear. However, Madrid regained control when Bellingham capitalized on the rebound from Vinicius’ impressive solo effort.
The fourth goal swiftly followed as Rodrygo led a counterattack and concluded it with a powerful strike, eliminating any uncertainty about the result.
In stoppage time, Joselu missed a penalty, but it proved inconsequential for the substitute striker as Real Madrid secured a convincing victory.