Girona 2-1 Valladolid: Girona wins battle of the newly-promoted sides in La Liga

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Girona strolled past Real Valladolid with a 2-1 win on Friday at Estadi Montilivi. Girona were looking for a victory after a 1-1 draw against Mallorca. Valladolid, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 1-0 victory against Almería. Girona are currently 9th with 7 points from 5 matches, while Valladolid sit in 16th, with 4 points from 5.

Girona started strongly in the first half, when Reinier found the net, 21 minutes in. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Monchu equalised for Valladolid, 38 minutes in and saw the first half out 1-1.

Girona continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Oriol Romeu gave them the lead just before the full time, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Girona included Samuel Saiz, Manu Vallejo, Yan Couto, Toni Villa and Javier Hernandez for Rodrigo Riquelme, Bernardo Espinosa, Martinez Arnau, Reinier and Valentin Castellanos, respectively. Valladolid brought on Shon Weissman, Ivan Fresneda, Oscar Plano, Robert Kenedy and Alvaro Aguado, to replace Sergi Guardiola, Luis Perez, Anuar, Gonzalo Plata and Kike Perez.

The referee booked Anuar and Roque Mesa for Valladolid.

Girona will next play Real Betis away, with Valladolid facing Cádiz at home.

Technical card:
Girona:Juan Carlos, Martinez Arnau (Yan Couto, min.74), Juanpe, Santiago Bueno, Bernardo Espinosa (Manu Vallejo, min.60), Miguel Gutierrez, Rodrigo Riquelme (Samuel Saiz, min.59), Oriol Romeu, Aleix Garcia, Valentin Castellanos (Javier Hernandez, min.90) and Reinier (Toni Villa, min.74)
Real Valladolid:Sergio Asenjo, Luis Perez (Ivan Fresneda, min.28), Javi Sanchez, Joaquin Fernandez, Lucas Olaza, Kike Perez (Alvaro Aguado, min.76), Monchu, Roque Mesa, Anuar (Oscar Plano, min.46), Sergi Guardiola (Shon Weissman, min.6) and Gonzalo Plata (Robert Kenedy, min.76)
Stadium:Estadi Montilivi
Goals:Reinier (1-0, min. 21), Monchu (1-1, min. 38) and Oriol Romeu (2-1, min. 88)