Girona 4-2 Real Madrid: Valentin Castellanos scored an incredible poker as Carlo Ancelotti’s side is in huge shock in La Liga 2022/23, at Matchday 31.
It was a remarkable that even the most hard-core Catalan side could ever think of, but Girona’s talisman delivered a magic performance in a league utter shock.
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The mid-week fixture’s result was massive shock, Castellanos netted four goal against the reigning champions, in front of the home fans at the Estadi Montilivi.
The visitors were the better side in the opening stages of the Matchday 31 fixture, registered five shots on goal inside 10 minutes.
However, the host took advantage with their very first chance as left-back Miguel Gutierrez assisted Castellanos inside the box, the striker headed home to open the scoreline.
The visitors conceded the second goal while searching for an equalizer, 24-year-old Castellanos was on target again when he raced on to the loose ball and scored his second.
Vinicius Jr pulled one back before the break as Marco Asensio picked the Brazilian out at the back post, his close range header was too hard for Paulo Gazzaniga to save.
Castellanos scored an early goal to complete his hat-trick when he was left unmarked inside the box, in less than a minute into the second half as the Madrid club got more frustrated.
The Argentinian striker was rampant and the home crowd went wild when their number nine grabbed a fourth after the hour mark with a powerful header.
The late goal from Lucas Vazquez was nothing more than consolation, it was too late for last year’s champions and it was a huge blow for their domestic performance.
Valentine Castellanos – Remember the name
An easy POTM for the striker who is the first name to score four against Real Madrid at an league game in the 21st century, and he did that with just 6 shots on target.
In all competition, 10 years ago there was a man who had done the same thing against Los Blancos, it was Robert Lewandowski.