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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 28 +46 66
2 Atletico Madrid 28 +20 56
3 Real Madrid 28 +17 54
4 Getafe 28 +12 46
5 Alavés 28 0 44
6 Sevilla FC 28 +11 43
7 Valencia 28 +7 40
8 Real Betis 28 -4 39
9 Athletic Bilbao 28 -3 37
10 Real Sociedad 28 0 36
11 Eibar 28 -2 35
12 Girona 28 -6 34
13 Espanyol 28 -9 34
14 Leganes 28 -7 33
15 Levante 28 -11 31
16 Real Valladolid 28 -16 29
17 Villarreal 28 -4 29
18 Celta Vigo 28 -11 25
19 Rayo Vallecano 28 -21 23
20 Huesca 28 -19 22