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Girona crush Alaves 3-0 to return to the top of La Liga

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Girona once again displaced Real Madrid to gain the top spot in the La Liga 2023/24 points table after thumping Alaves at their home Estadi Municipal de Montilivi on Monday.

Girona have been the surprise package during the ongoing season of La Liga as they have been in a constant battle with Real Madrid for the top spot.

They entered the game with confidence from their 4-2 victory over defending champions Barcelona in their last La Liga match.

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Artem Dovbyk drew first blood for the home side with a header from the centre of the box in the 23rd minute.

Girona doubled their advantage in the 42nd minute with a strike by Portu from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a cross by Yan Couto.

The first half ended at 2-0 as the visitors had little resistance to offer against the home side.

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With only a few minutes in the second half, Yan Couto earned a penalty which was successfully converted by Artem Dovbyk to extend the lead to 3-0, which remained intact until the final whistle.

This was Artem Dovbyk’s 10th goal during the ongoing season of La Liga.

Girona will next face Real Betis on December 21, having lost only one game out of their 17 games this season.

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