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Girona manager Michel Sanchez makes European promise after Real Betis victory

Girona scored a vital victory over Real Betis on Sunday, grabbing a stoppage time winner by means of veteran ahead Cristhian Stuani. Los Verdiblancos had come again twice, however Stuani’s objective gave Girona a nine-point benefit over Athletic within the Champions League race, and a 23-point hole to Real Betis in seventh place.

The upshot is that Girona are only a level away from qualifying for European soccer for the primary time, though they may additionally accomplish that earlier than they play subsequent ought to Athletic beat Real Mallorca within the Copa del Rey ultimate.

It led Michel Sanchez to make a daring assertion after the match.

“He is the most important player in the history of Girona. He continues to demonstrate it with his level of commitment to the club and the dressing room. He deserves what is happening to him and it brings us closer to Europe. The first game we play in Europe, he will wear the bracelet on the arm.”

As highlighted by Marca, Stuani has been essential to Girona, and within the 37-year-old goal man, they’ve the best substitute in Europe’s high 5 leagues. With 8 targets this season, he’s averaging a objective each 91 minutes. From the bench, he has 5 of these targets and two assists in his 425 minutes, and is averaging a objective each 4 pictures. Of the 32 he has taken, 16 have been on course and eight have gone in.

Stuani is the highest scorer in Girona’s historical past, with 129 targets within the 245 appearances he has made since becoming a member of in 2017 from Middlesborough. The Uruguayan ahead has scored all of these targets in his thirties too, and is on the verge of dwelling a European dream for the primary time in his profession.


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