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Girona poor performance led to 1-0 loss to Mallorca

Girona's unexpected defeat against Mallorca in LaLiga. Unravel the setbacks and implications of this surprising turn of events.

soaring high Girona aspirations for a LaLiga title were further dashed on Sunday as they suffered a painful 1-0 loss away to Mallorca. It was the Catalan team’s third straight away loss.

Girona, the early front-runners of the season, had won 15 straight league games prior to their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Real Madrid three weeks ago. Since then, they have only won one of their previous five games.

With 59 points, they are still in second place in the standings, seven points behind Real Madrid, the leaders, and two points ahead of Barcelona, who are in third place and have a game against Athletic Bilbao later on Sunday.

Girona appeared to be continuing their pursuit of a first LaLiga championship, despite some signs that Michel’s well-oiled machine was not quite operating at its peak. They now face the risk of being surpassed by teams like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, who are closing in on 55 points and in fourth place.

Motivated by their dramatic victory against Real Sociedad on penalties midweek, which secured them a ticket to the Copa del Rey final, Mallorca were a threat on the counter against a lackluster Girona team that controlled possession but lacked creativity up front.

In the 33rd minute, Jose Copete scored the game’s winning goal after pinning on a loose ball and finding the top corner. Mallorca’s excellent defensive work allowed them to maintain their tight advantage and upset Girona, who had won their previous 11 away games.

Movistar Plus was informed by Girona manager Michel that “we lacked aggression in attack.” “We were imprecise in the first half; they scored a goal from a strategic play, and We failed to capitalize on our chances in a heated and evenly balanced contest.”

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