Girona receives Villarreal: some are looking for a place in Arabia and others in Europe

In Mendizorroza, Girona lost two points in the 99th minute.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 04:58
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Girona receives Villarreal: some are looking for a place in Arabia and others in Europe

In Mendizorroza, Girona lost two points in the 99th minute. That was a draw that tasted like defeat for a team that, after qualifying for the Champions League, wants to close a historic year with the runners-up position in the League. A second place that FC Barcelona also wants. Today, with three games to go, Girona returns to its fortress, Montilivi. They host Villarreal in a high-voltage duel as the Castellón players, with 48 points, are looking for a victory that will keep them in the fight for seventh place, the last one that would give them access to the Conference League. “People know what they should do. I talk a lot during the year,” Míchel reflected.

Montilivi brings luck to Girona. The last two home games have ended with celebration: the 4-1 against Cádiz sealed European qualification and the 4-2 against Barcelona secured historic participation in the Champions League. Now they want to go one step further and finish runners-up to be able to compete in the Spanish Super Cup next year in Saudi Arabia. Beyond pride, there is the economic income it represents. “But it wouldn't be a disappointment not to play in the Super Cup,” Míchel stressed. “For me, a disappointment would be having something within reach and not fighting. That is not the case,” he added.

Yan Couto did not participate in yesterday's training due to illness, but Míchel announced that, in principle, he is counting on him. Stuani does not arrive on time, with discomfort in his hamstrings. Neither did the injured Jhon Solís and Borja García. Míchel hopes to be able to count on Arnau, who received the fifth yellow of the course in Vitoria. The club has presented allegations.