Girona striker Taty Castellanos hit an incredible four goals as his side thrashed champions Real Madrid 4-2 in La Liga on Tuesday, helping leaders Barcelona edge closer to the trophy
Girona striker Taty Castellanos hit an incredible four goals as his side thrashed champions Real Madrid 4-2 in La Liga on Tuesday, helping leaders Barcelona edge closer to the trophy. Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid are 11 points behind Barcelona having played one extra match, with this defeat virtually killing any hope they had remaining of defending the title. Fourth-place Real Sociedad earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Real Betis to frustrate the Andalusians, fifth, ensuring a six-point gap remains between them.
Girona’s Castellanos was left in tears after missing a big chance against Barcelona earlier in April in a goalless draw, but made amends in spectacular fashion at Montilivi against Madrid.
The Argentine striker, on loan at Girona from New York City FC — owned by the City group — exposed gaps in Madrid’s defence ahead of their Champions League semi-final tie against Manchester City in May.
Castellanos shut down his online entertainment accounts after his terrible night before objective at Camp Nou, yet said thanks to those near him for their help.
“It was a fantasy night, we had an extraordinary game against quite possibly of the best group on the planet, it was a fantasy night,” Castellanos said.
“I never envisioned this, (I’m) appreciating it with our fans, with individuals who have sent me support – – my family, individuals in Argentina, they are continuously supporting me and that is key.”
In April 2022 Castellanos hit four objectives for New York City against Genuine Salt Lake and rehashed the stunt barely a year after the fact.
“Clearly they are various days, it was a fantasy to score against Madrid and to score four – – you couldn’t envision it,” he added.
“I’m exceptionally glad for everything, for the fans, for the chaps.”
Castellanos presently has 11 objectives in La Liga this season in 29 appearances.
Ancelotti had said his group expected to remain in a positive winning unique in the association to remain in their prime in Europe, yet seriously took their eye off the ball in Girona.
“An intense evening, indeed, when you lose a game like that it’s an extreme evening,” said the Italian.
“On a guarded level it was a terrible game, and that was the way in to the match… the singular level was lower than ordinary as well.
“Everyone’s was, in addition to certain individuals. The level was exceptionally low, in light of the fact that the guarded viewpoint, which was excellent in ongoing games, today, we have neglected.”
Ancelotti was hampered by striker Karim Benzema taking a push in the success over Celta Vigo at the end of the week, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois didn’t travel in light of a stomach issue among different truants.
Previous Madrid protector Miguel Gutierrez put forth up the initial objective with a cross for Castellanos, which he headed home from six yards out following 12 minutes.
Castellanos multiplied Girona’s lead following 24 minutes when he got in behind Eder Militao and impacted through Andriy Lunin’s legs.
Vinicius Junior pulled one back for Genuine Madrid with a header from Marco Asensio’s fine inswinging cross, giving them any desire for a last part rebound.
Anyway Castellanos got his third only 36 seconds after the stretch after a fine run and cross from Yan Couto.
The striker jumped again following 62 minutes, again exploiting a Militao misstep to net his and Girona’s fourth.
Lucas Vazquez pulled one more back for Madrid late on after more great work by Vinicius, yet it was short of what was needed.
Sociedad hold firm
Genuine Sociedad dug profound to secure a goalless draw with Genuine Betis, to fix their hold on Champions Association capability for next season.
It was a round of not many clear possibilities, yet Sergio Canales might have terminated Betis in front following 74 minutes, terminating creeps over after great work by Juan Miranda.
Rui Silva saved well from Genuine Sociedad midfielder Mikel Merino’s crash profound into stoppage time at the opposite end.
Betis had the better of the last part yet couldn’t find the victor their fans desired and next movement to champions-in-holding up Barcelona on Saturday.
Osasuna beat Cadiz 1-0 because of Ruben Garcia’s long-range objective, despite the fact that they had winger Ez Abde shipped off late on, minutes in the wake of falling off the seat.