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

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

It tied Atletico Madrid, 2-2, on opening day, only lost to Sevilla, 1-0, and fell to Catalan rival Barcelona, 3-0, after conceding two own goals.

A major upset has been created in the Spanish La Liga as Champions Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to La Liga first-timers Girona.

Don Balon add that Zidane will resist dropping star forward Ronaldo, left-back Marcelo and striker Benzema to the bench to avoid unrest in the dressing room.

The Frenchman has enjoyed a spectacular start to his coaching career, already winning two Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown, and he claimed the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Coach award.

Barcelona currently lead the Spanish La Liga points table with 28 points, Valenicia are second with 24 points while Real Madrid are third with 20 points. The Portugal international, who became the first 18-year old to turn out for the national team since Ronaldo when he made his debut against Russia in 2015, is a Benfica youth product and signed for Paris Saint-Germain for €30 million in January. It isn't poor just with regards to the world's elite.

Girona attacker Portu has insisted that his team "deserved" to record a famous win over Real Madrid on Sunday afternoon.

"We struggled a lot", Madrid midfielder Casemiro said. There is always pressure, but despite that we're not going to lose our heads.

The flashy right winger was rewarded for his constant attacking threat with a vital 2nd goal for Girona.

And now, the four-time Ballon d'Or winner is under the risk to getting sidelined again for a 'few' matches, something Zinedine Zidane would be praying doesn't happen.

Real Madrid won't have all the players available for the game at Wembley, as Raphael Varane and Isco have both missed training this Monday, along with Keylor Navas and Gareth Bale, who have been recovering from injuries.

Girona, meanwhile, ended a run of six games without a win last weekend, when they beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 to move three points clear of La Liga's relegation places.

The traded blows throughout the 90 minutes, and very nearly went ahead after 12.

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