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Responsible for starting a draw for Real Madrid in the previous round, a result that took them out of the relegation zone, Girona welcomes Athletic Bilbao this Friday, November 4. The meeting opens the dispute of the thirteenth round of the 2022/2023 version of the Spanish League. It is the penultimate one before the tournament was stopped for the Qatar World Cup. The duel will be set against the Municipal Stadium of Montilivi in Girona. The kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 UTC.


How does the 2022/2023 Spanish League work?


LaLiga has 20 clubs. They play 38 rounds (home and away games) throughout the season. In the end, the one with the most points wins the title. The Spanish Championship grants six places in international competitions. The top four finishers are entitled to a place in the Champions League group stage. The fifth place goes to the Europa League, also directly to the group stadium. Whoever gets sixth place will be able to play in the European Conference League but will have to go through the qualifiers. The last three places will be sent to the Second Division.



Girona achieved a small feat against Real Madrid in the heart of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. On Sunday, October 30, they got the 1-1 tie after being behind on the scoreboard. Vinícius Junior leaked his defense in the 25th minute of the final phase. Stuani avoided the defeat. He rocked the net by converting a penalty kick in the 35th minute.


The result was much better than the performance. In the match, the Merengues had control of the ball for 58% of the time, developed more than twice as many opportunities for finishing (19 to 8), and had a vast advantage in the rate of shots on target (6 to 2). Girona could not break their win streak, which was extended to seven matches.


Starting on September 18, the series has four defeats and three draws. However, at least he managed to leave the relegation zone of LaLiga. Upon reaching ten points (two wins, four draws, and six defeats), he rose to the seventeenth position in the leaderboard when considering the tiebreaker criteria. It is the first place outside the Z3, which is opened by Sevilla, in eighteenth place, who have the same score. As the home team, Girona's performance is much better. It appears in the twelfth position in the leaderboard in the ranking of the LaLiga homeowners. Of the 18 points he played as column one, he won eight (two wins, two draws, and two defeats). He scored ten goals and conceded the same number of goals.


Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao knew how to take advantage of the change of command that Villarreal was forced to make to put on Sunday, October 30, an end to the lack of victories that reached four clashes. After two defeats and two draws, they beat Submarino Amarelo by 1 to 0 in a confrontation held at the San Mamés stadium. The goal was scored by Iñaki Williams in the 14th minute of the finals from an assist by Garcia.


The modest difference compared to its much higher game volume. He had the ball 43% of the time, during which he developed 19 chances to shoot. He sent seven of them on target. Villarreal, under the direction of Quique Setién for the second time after occupying the position opened by the departure of Unai Emery, who left the club for Aston Villa, only produced six chances to finish. He sent three on target.


The victory took Athletic Bilbao to 21 points (six wins, three draws, and three defeats). It occupies the sixth position in the league table of the Spanish Championship. It is the last station in the region that distributes places in international competitions through LaLiga. It is 11 points below Real Madrid, leader, and one point above Osasuna, seventh place and first team outside the elite squad. As a visitor, it has superior performance. It is ranked fifth in the ranking of this tournament. Of the 15 points he played as column two, he won eight (two wins, two draws, and one defeat). He scored 11 goals and conceded eight.

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