Girona secures La Liga summit with clinical victory over Celta Vigo

Cristian Portu

Girona reclaimed the top position in La Liga with a 0-1 triumph over Celta Vigo, fueled by Cristian Portu’s first-half strike at Estadio Balaidos. 

This victory propelled them past Real Madrid, who secured a 1-2 win against Las Palmas the previous Saturday.

Portu’s remarkable finish past Vicente Guaita within the opening 20 minutes laid the foundation for Girona’s ascent to the league summit.

Currently, they hold a one-point advantage over Real Madrid, having played an additional game.

While Portu sealed the victory, Girona’s resilience was epitomized by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, formerly associated with Tottenham and Southampton.

Under persistent pressure from Celta Vigo, Gazzaniga played a pivotal role, making acrobatic saves such as deflecting Jorgen Strand Larsen’s header onto the crossbar and denying Oscar Mingueza.