La Liga Santander Girona win seven-goal thriller as Celta Vigo defeat Real Betis

Girona continued with their fairy tale run in La Liga after beating Atletico Madrid 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at Montilivi on Wednesday night.

It was the hosts that had a dream start, with Valery Fernandez scoring inside two minutes. Despite Alvaro Morata equalising soon after, Michel Sanchez’s side would 3-1 up in the first half courtesy of Savio and Daley Blind.

However, Morata netted either side of the interval to get Atleti back on level terms, scoring his hat-trick in the process. It wasn’t enough in the end, as Girona scored a late winner through Ivan Martin.

It means that Girona stay on pace with Real Madrid at the top of the table, while Los Colchoneros remain in third.

Meanwhile, Celta Vigo picked up a huge three points at Balaidos, coming from behind to defeat Real Betis 2-1. Aitor Ruibal opened the scoring for the visitors inside five minutes, but Iago Aspas cancelled that effort out soon after from the penalty spot.

The winner came in the 96th minute, courtesy of youngster Williot Swedberg.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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