Real Madrid’s La Liga hopes took a massive blow when they crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Girona on Sunday.
After Barcelona had beaten Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday, they stretched their lead to eight points. That gap was fully expected to be reduced to five points as Zinedine Zidane’s side travelled to Girona.
However, despite taking an early lead, the champions were humbled against the newly promoted side.
So it’s fair to say Barca will be absolutely loving Girona right now.
And a moment that occurred in injury-time at the end of the match would have had Barca fans in hysterics.
In the 94th-minute, Sergio Ramos was, unsurprisingly, in a hurry to get the ball after the referee had stopped play.
But midfielder Alex Granell had other ideas.
Barca and Real fans will remember what Ramos did to Lionel Messi earlier this season in a similar situation in the Super Cup. As Messi tried to get the ball, Ramos threw the ball over his head leaving the Argentine superstar infuriated.
And Granell got revenge.
As Ramos tried to get the ball, the Girona midfielder chucked the ball away in a very similar manner. Ramos reacted furiously and pushed Granell to the ground, which led to a shoving match between both sets of players - wasting even more time.
It’s fair to say Barcelona supporters - and Messi - would have absolutely loved it.
Watch: What Alex Granell did to Sergio Ramos
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Ramos still hopes to win La Liga
However, despite falling eight points behind their El Clasico rivals, Ramos still believes his side can retain the trophy come the end of the season.
“In Real Madrid everything is moving so fast that there is no time to regret or to enjoy your results,” Ramos said.
“Therefore we have to focus now on the Champions League, we have the match against Tottenham on Wednesday and from there to continue fighting in the League. It would not be the first league in which a side has come back from eight points.”
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