First Division - Day 8

Girona 1 - Villarreal 2

Girona: Iraizoz; Ramalho, Bernardo, Juanpe; Pablo Maffeo, Pere Pons, Alex Granell (Kayode 46’), Aday (Mojica 65‘); Portu (Douglas Luiz 77’), Borja García; Stuani. 3-4-2-1.
Villarreal: Barbosa; Mario, Alvaro, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa; Samu Castillejo (Cheryshev 66’), Trigueros, Rodri, Pablo Fornals; Sansone (Bacca 56’), Bakambu (Roberto Soriano 83’). 4-4-2.

0-1. 09. Bakambu. Picked up Trigueros pass and ran on to shoot past Iraizoz.
0-2. 20. Bakambu. Collected Fornals pass and went on to shoot inside near post.
1-2. 40. Stuani. Back-heel flick close to goal after Alex Granell laid ball cross.

Yellow cards: Portu 31’, Alvaro 59’, Bakambu 79’, Kayode 88’, Stuani 90’, Rodri 90’, Bacca 92’.

Villarreal are just a point below the European spots after they beat Girona 1-2 on Sunday. Bakambu scored twice in the first twenty minutes, the opener after Trigueros put him through, and the second after picking up a pass from Fornals. Stuani got one back for the hosts shortly before the break, but after the interval the visitors could have extended their lead, Iraizoz having to save from Bacca and Soriano hitting the upright near the end. The Catalans are now on the brink of the relegation zone, and they could drop into the bottom three if Las Palmas pick up a point when they play tomorrow.