Barcelona beat Girona this Saturday as a visitor by 1-0 on the nineteenth date and ensured the exclusivity of the tip of the Spanish League, without paying attention to the result of its escort and current champion, Real Madrid, which will be local on Sunday before Royal Society.
The duel between Catalan teams at the Estadio Municipal de Montilivi was resolved 16 minutes into the second half with a goal from the 20-year-old midfielder of the Spanish national team Pedri, who celebrated one hundred official matches with the “Blaugrana” shirt. In the local team, Argentines Paulo Gazzaniga started in goal and Valentín Castellanos in attack. With his victory, Barcelona added 47 units, took off six from Real Madrid and will play again this Wednesday, as a visitor against Betis, in a postponed match.
In another of the matches played this Saturday, the Argentine defender Marcos Acuña, world champion in Qatar 2022, scored the second goal for Sevilla, led by his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli, who thrashed Elche 3-0, at home. Acuña, who was a starter like Lucas Ocampos, scored Sevilla’s second goal 43 minutes into the first stage, and also provided the assist for his team’s first conquest by Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri to 29m at the same time.
In Seville, the Argentine world champions Gonzalo Montiel entered, at 38 minutes of the first stage, and Alejandro “Papu” Gómez at 25 of the complement.
In the last game of the day, Betis, with Argentine midfielder Guido Rodríguez as the starter, defeated Getafe 1-0, as a visitor. The only goal was scored by the scorer Borja Iglesias from a penalty, five minutes from the end of the match.