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Sørloth involved in the winning goal when Villarreal beat strong Girona

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Alexander Sørloth was involved in the winning goal as Villarreal impressed with an away win against Girona on Tuesday. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB

Of NTB | 14.05.2024 23:59:36

Sport: Girona had most of the chances in the match, but in the 59th minute it was the visitors who could celebrate scoring.

Villarreal won the ball at the halfway line. It ended up with Sørloth, who played a nice pass to Gonçalo Guedes. He pulled past an opponent, but was tackled before he could shoot. The ball rolled to Bertrand Traoré, who fired in at the far post to celebrate his very first goal in La Liga.

Sørloth has 19 league goals and is fighting for the top scorer title in Spanish football. Girona striker Artem Dovbyk tops with 20, but none of the big scorers increased their goal catches as they played at their best for their respective teams on Tuesday.

The goal was, however, for Jude Bellingham, a third player with a chance to become top scorer. He scored the first goal as league champions Real Madrid crushed Alavés 5-0. He also had two assists, but was still overshadowed by Vinicius Junior who scored a hat trick.

With his 19th score in La Liga, Bellingham is up on the side of Sørloth before the last two league rounds.

Girona has sensationally been the sharpest rival to Real Madrid and Barcelona this season. Tuesday’s home loss may have crushed the hope of cheating Barcelona for 2nd place.

Villarreal is in 8th place.

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