Valid Madrid overlooked the risk to switch second in La Liga as Girona got here from within the attend of to file a shock away rob.
Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos’ deep imperfect from the particular hover to present the hosts a first-half of lead.
Cristhian Stuani’s penalty made it 1-1 after Sergio Ramos’ handball and Girona’s Portu then hit the crossbar.
Portu netted the winner with a diving header after Anthony Lozano’s shot had been parried, sooner than Ramos was despatched off in ruin time for 2 yellow cards.
The defender had been booked when he conceded the penalty, and got a second caution when he tried an overhead kick nonetheless caught Girona’s Pedro Alcala.
The pink card was the nineteenth of Ramos’ profession in La Liga, bigger than any diversified participant within the Spanish high flight.
It was every other controversial second for the Valid captain, who faces a Uefa investigation into whether he intentionally got booked unhurried on in Wednesday’s 2-1 rob at Ajax within the first leg of their Champions League remaining-16 tie – to receive a suspension now and no longer in a while within the competition.
Ramos had been quoted as telling newshounds he would “be mendacity if I talked about I did not force [the booking]”, nonetheless later posted on social media that he had “no longer compelled the card”.
- Relive Girona’s shock rob over Valid Madrid
Changes backfire for Valid boss Solari
Valid, who started the weekend in second exclaim within the desk, are now third, 9 aspects within the attend of leaders Barcelona, who gained 1-0 against Valid Valladolid on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid are now second, two aspects obvious of metropolis opponents Valid, following their 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.
Valid boss Santiago Solari made six adjustments to face Girona, with Wales forward Gareth Bale among the many substitutes and midfielder Luka Modric missing via suspension.
Away keeper Yassine Bounou denied Lucas Vasquez sooner than Casemiro’s header gave the hosts the lead. Karim Benzema and Marcelo had additional possibilities saved, and Benzema additionally headed into the aspect netting as Valid pushed for a second.
Alternatively, the company – who had no longer gained of their previous 13 matches – fought attend. Aleix Garcia wastefully shot over from six yards out and Stuani headed against the post sooner than Ramos charged down the be aware-up shot on the side of his palms and Stuani equalised from the exclaim.
Bale got here on within the 67th minute, nonetheless was unable to prevent his aspect losing their grip on the match. Portu hit the crossbar and then scored a 74th-minute winner to severely dent Valid’s hopes of adjusting into Spanish champions this season.
‘An very excellent result’ – what they talked about
Valid Madrid boss Santiago Solari talked about: “Girona had been greater within the second half of, they precipitated us lots of problems. We had been on a appropriate flee and as of late we did no longer quit the identical issues.
“We tried to magnify our energy ranges with our adjustments nonetheless we did no longer accomplish it – we now compile got a extensive squad and lots of appropriate gamers.
“We did no longer steal our possibilities after we had them and it was truly no longer easy for us within the first 25 minutes.”
Requested if they restful had an different of winning the league, Solari added: “Always. We are repeatedly in it. We want to fetch appropriate results as quickly as which you would possibly also imagine, nonetheless we’re restful in three competitions.”
Girona manager Eusebio Sacristan talked about: “Or no longer it is truly well-known for us to rob on the Bernabeu – for our followers, for our crew.
“Perhaps they had been pondering they would fetch a second aim, nonetheless we had been slowly getting attend into it and getting more confident. At the head of the game it is miles an efficient result.
“We had no longer gained for about a video games and had a no longer easy few weeks. But we showed our perspective, and what greater floor to quit it in.”