Girona travels to face Almería at the Estadio del Mediterráneo this Sunday (14), in the 20th round of the Spanish Championship. In the first game of the return, the Catalan team tries to regain the lead in La Liga, while the owners fight to leave the bottom. Check out where to watch Girona x Almería live below.
How the teams arrive
Girona continues in its battle for the top of the table against current leaders Real Madrid. The Merengues have the same 48 points as the Blanquivermells, but a better goal difference (29 against 22). If they win, the Catalan team will sleep in the lead, as the Madrid team will only play next weekend.
In the last round, the Catalan team achieved an important victory over Atlético de Madrid 4-3, scoring a goal in the final minutes of the game. In the Copa del Rey, last weekend, they eliminated Elche 2-0 and advanced to the round of 16.
For the match, coach Michel will be without defender Eric García, midfielder Ricard Artero and attackers Viktor Tsygankov and Joel Roca, all injured. Midfielder Yangel Herrera and midfielders Toni Villa and Borja García are doubts for the game.
Another casualty will be defender David Lopez, who is serving a four-game suspension for making accusations against the refereeing in the game against Almería in the first round. Lopez later publicly recanted and apologized for the statement.
On the Almería side, coach Gaizka Garitano will be missing right-back Houboulang Mendes and striker Marciano Sanca, who are with the Gabon national team for the African Cup of Nations. In addition to them, midfielder Iddrisu Baba is with the Ghana national team.
The casualties due to injury are midfielders Gonzalo Melero and Arnau Puigmal, and strikers Ibrahima Kone and Luis Javier Suárez.
Unlike Girona, Almería is having a terrible campaign in La Liga. After a full round, the Andalusian club still hasn’t won in the Spanish Championship: there have been five draws and 14 defeats so far. If that wasn’t enough, the first team out of the relegation zone, Celta de Vigo, is 11 points ahead.
Where to watch Girona vs Almeria
The match between Girona and Almería at the Estadio del Mediterráneo starts at 10am, Brasília time, with live broadcast on ESPN 4 (closed TV) and Star+ (streaming).
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