Eibar too good for Girona in La Liga

Dec 21, 2017 - 10:49 PM Takashi Inui has scored twice as Eibar extended their unbeaten Spanish La Liga run to six games with a 4-1 home win over Girona.

In Thursday's late game, Alaves beat Malaga in their relegation battle.

Eibar went ahead against Girona inside a minute when Inui cut in from the left and fired low into the near corner.

It was 2-0 just nine minutes later after Charles headed in full-back Jose Angel's cross from the left.

David Timor curled in a 30-yard free-kick after 26 minutes to reduce the deficit but Inui's second of the game nine minutes into the second period put Eibar back in charge.

And Joan Jordan rounded off a crushing home win in stoppage time by converting Ruben Pena's cross from close range.

The victory moved Eibar up to seventh in the table. Girona, who suffered their first away defeat since September, slipped to 10th.

On-loan Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi made amends for a horror miss as Alaves beat Malaga 1-0 to climb out of the bottom three.

Munir, with an open goal, somehow hit the crossbar from inside the six-yard box five minutes into the second half at Estadio Mendizorrotza.

But the 22-year-old made no mistake 10 minutes later when he coolly volleyed in Ruben Duarte's flick-on to take his side up to 17th and four points clear of their second-from-bottom opponents.

Source: AAP






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