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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:27 pm

Well, actually, it was a little Catalan club called Girona ensconced deeply in La Liga against mighty powerhouse Real Madrid. Girona is a region about 30 miles outside of Barcelona.

Girona had NEVER neaten Real but the team of youngsters put it all out for club and country. Real was so frustrated some of the starters just gave up, and Marcelo got subbed out for his ineffectual play.

reports have all Catalans, including Barįa fans, celebrating the win.
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Post by SouthCarolinaPilot on Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:16 pm

That's an awesome story! Thank you for sharing that. I see a lot of discussion about the impact the recent movement and quashing by Spain will have on clubs like Barcelona, but no one is talking about the smaller clubs in the region. Or, Espanyol for that matter.
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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 pm

To give you an idea how little this club is, they topped their all time attendance for the match.

13,382

That's less than the least well attended Portland Thorns game this year, which was during Spring break and in the rain.

Real regularly tops 90K at home.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/oct/30/girona-offers-catalans-pride-and-escape-after-downing-powerhouse-madrid
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