Girona v Real Madrid, 29 October 2017

  • Girona v Real Madrid, 29 October 2017

Girona v Real Madrid, 29 October 2017

Recently crowned world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure in the 2-1 defeat against Girona on Sunday, and the Real Madrid star could well be in a spot of bother for an incident that took place in the game.

Pons then falls to the floor.

He was banned one game for receiving two yellow cards in the Super Cup win over Barcelona in August and another four for pushing the referee after he was sent off.

"There are many points left on the table".

And Pablo Machin's men held on to end a three-match losing run at home in LaLiga in improbable fashion, leaving the visitors eight points off leaders Barcelona after just 10 matches. We want to win La Liga, it is our day to day.

And it was a bad night for Ronaldo's team-mate Karim Benzema too.

Girona's fighting spirit could not be crushed, however, and they staged an incredible turnaround to record arguably the most significant win in their 87-year history.

And the French international's presence at the heart of the Madrid defence was badly missed as Stuani jinked past Nacho to fire Girona deservedly level nine minutes into the second-half.

"We had a moment of disconnection at the start of the second half and they turned [the game] around".

Cristhian Stuani equalised with his fifth league goal of the season before attacking midfielder Portu put Girona within touching distance of a victory in their first ever competitive clash against Los Blancos.

Boss Zidane insisted he is not anxious about his side's dip.

"We know we can turn this around".

"Real can come back, we will have better days and our rivals will drop points".

"I'm anxious about everything, we are very far from our rivals and our objective but we have to keep our heads because this is a complicated, delicate moment for us", the Brazilian said.