History Maker: Kayode In Action As La Liga Minors Girona Shock Champions Real Madrid
Super Eagles forward, Olanrewaju ‘Larry’ Kayode tasted eight minutes action as La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
Isco opened the scoring for the visitors, but Girona, who also hit the post twice, equalized through Cristhian Stuani before Portu sealed a historic win.
The home side started well and were a little unfortunate not to take the lead, Pablo Maffeo cutting inside and curling a shot on to the post.
Unfortunately for Girona, the ball broke clear and allowed Madrid to break through Karim Benzema. He found Cristiano Ronaldo, whose shot was only parried by goalkeeper Bono straight into the path of Isco who tapped home.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half and Girona grabbed the equalizer their performance had deserved. Borja Garcia made a great run into the box, going past several Madrid players, before managing to find Stuani who beat Nacho before firing past Casilla.
Girona’s fighting spirit could not be crushed, however, and they staged an incredible turnaround to record arguably the most significant win in their 87-year history.