Real Madrid lost vs Girona 2-1.

Before the loss against Girona, Real Madrid had not lost their previous 58 La Liga matches against promoted sides since being beaten by Almeria in 2008.

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This is Catalan side Girona’s debut season in the top flight of Spanish football.

having been founded in 1930, and Sunday saw a squad made up mainly of loan players and free signings claimed the biggest victory in their history.

On the back drop of Catalonia being stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence, a number of supporters held up flags inside the 13,500-capacity Montilivi Stadium in support of their region.

The hosts took the game to their much-vaunted opponents – the current Spanish and European champions – and were fully rewarded for doing so.

Maffeo’s cross-shot looped over goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and came off the post, as did Portu’s flicked header across goal.

Real’s world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo was closely marked by former Middlesbrough centre-back Bernardo, But it was the Portuguese’s shot which goalkeeper Yassine Bounou parried for Isco’s opener.

Girona continued to go on the offensive in the second period and turned the game around in the space of four minutes.

Another former Boro player, Stuani, coolly tucked in the leveller, before Portu’s instinctive strike sealed a famous victory.

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