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szdaily -> Sports
Own goals help Barca win at Girona
    2017-September-25  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

BARCELONA was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league Saturday.

Barcelona went ahead at Montilivi Stadium when Girona defender Aday Benitez deflected Jordi Alba’s off-target shot back into his net.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal did more to help provoke a second goal three minutes after halftime, when Suarez deftly let Vidal’s dangerous short pass go through his legs, where it hit surprised goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz and went into the net.

Suarez capped Barcelona’s sixth victory in as many league matches — to go with a victory over Juventus in the Champions League — when he was left all alone to take Sergi Roberto’s lobbed pass and beat Iraizoz.

It was a second goal in six matches for Suarez, who missed two matches because of a right knee injury.

The decision by Girona coach Pablo Machin to man-mark Lionel Messi with Pablo Maffeo succeeded in preventing the Barcelona star from adding to his best ever start to a Liga. Messi scored nine goals in the first five rounds.

“Messi worked for the team,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “I like the team spirit we are showing. We are mentally focused to get to work.”

Girona, which is playing in its first season in the topflight, was left in 15th place with just one win.

Barcelona visits Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Wednesday. With six wins from six games, Barca has a four-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid, which defeated Sevilla 2-0 in the day’s early kickoff.

Champion Real Madrid moved up to fourth with a win at Alaves but still trails Barca by seven points.

Dani Ceballos fired a La Liga debut double to ease pressure on boss Zinedine Zidane as Real edged out Alaves 2-1.

Former Real Betis midfielder Ceballos capped his league debut for Real with a smart first-half brace that set Zidane’s men back to winning ways.

The 21-year-old was reported to have been frustrated to remain an unused replacement as Real lost 1-0 to his former club Betis on Wednesday night.

But Ceballos set any moans aside to put Real back on track against Alaves, despite Manu Garcia’s fierce headed equalizer and substitute Alfonso Pedraza twice hitting the post for the hosts.

Zidane defended Real’s start to their title defense by joking that one win in their last four games had left his tenure “jinxed,” before reasserting himself as the club’s “shining star.”

(SD-Agencies)

 

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