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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Cristhian Stuani (12')
  • Borja Bastón (50')

Borja Baston scores late to earn high-flying Alaves point at Girona

Borja Baston earned high-flying Alaves a 1-1 draw at Girona on Saturday in La Liga after Cristhian Stuani's brilliant bicycle kick sent the hosts ahead.

Alaves, fourth with 32 points, hoped to put some distance between themselves and European champions Real Madrid, fifth on 30 points, who face Real Betis on Sunday.

However, Stuani's audacious early strike from Pedro Porro's cross sent Eusebio Sacristan's side ahead in an entertaining first half at Montilivi.

Baston levelled five minutes after the break, blasting home from close range after Jonathan Calleri's mis-hit shot looped into the air.

The forward came close to adding a second but could not finish at the back post under pressure from Ximo Navarro, while Choco Lozano had a chance to win it for Girona, provisionally eighth, but mistimed his header.

"The team never gives up, there's been a lot of games we've come back in. We got a point at a difficult ground," said Alaves striker Baston.

"We hope in the second half of the season we can keep adding up points, we'll keep working."

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 19 +33 43
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +14 38
3 Sevilla FC 19 +11 33
4 Real Madrid 19 +4 33
5 Alavés 19 +3 32
6 Getafe 19 +5 28
7 Real Betis 19 -1 26
8 Real Sociedad 19 +1 25
9 Girona 19 -2 24
10 Espanyol 19 -6 24
11 Valencia 19 0 23
12 Levante 19 -5 23
13 Leganes 19 -4 22
14 Real Valladolid 19 -4 22
15 Athletic Bilbao 19 -5 22
16 Eibar 19 -7 22
17 Celta Vigo 19 -1 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 19 -12 19
19 Villarreal 19 -5 17
20 Huesca 19 -19 11