April 23, 2019, Girona’s first contact with the First Division

first_imgYou have to take a look at the past to try to understand the present and in Girona they have bad memories of what happened just a year ago. The rojiblanco team managed to walk for the First for 71 days with a firm step (his first full season in the gold category of Spanish football and 33 matches of his second), but On April 23, 2019, the beginning of the end arrived. On matchday 34 last year, after falling in Valladolid (1-0) and Levante defeating Betis (4-0), the team led by then Eusebio Sacristán stepped on the relegation positions. It was the first time since the 2016-17 campaign was promoted. The problem, that he did not know how to take off and the end was inevitable: return to Second A.Girona seemed to have found its place in the First Division, but in the confirmation campaign, the second, it collapsed. The pressure, the poor results in the second lap, not being used to dealing with the descent and an eternal confidence in Eusebio Sacristán weighed heavily. On April 23, 2019, on day 34, it was the first time that Girona stepped on the posts that led to Second and in the end it was not known to redirect the situation. And that a day later, in the 35, the rojiblancos achieved a great victory against Sevilla that allowed them to take some oxygen and put two points away from the last three classified. But it was a mirage. The last three league games were insufferable and garnered three defeats that were incompatible with saving the category. The direct rivals managed to add and the Gerundians first fell in Getafe and then against Levante in Montilivi. This left them virtually in Second and The decline was mathematical in the last league match against Alavés at home (2-1). In Girona they still cannot explain exactly what happened, but it is that the team collapsed. It was an announced death and the first time they dealt with relegation in Primera was just a year ago. Incredible but Girona lost the category and now it is their turn to fight in the Second after having only been four days downhill in the two seasons they were in the First. Of course, all of them in their second campaign and at the end of the League. And this was damning.last_img

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