Girona's appeal rejected: Blind and coach suspended for top match against Real

Girona's appeal against the suspension of Daley Blind and coach Míchel for the upcoming top match against Real Madrid on Saturday has been unsuccessful. The Spanish Football Federation was not swayed by the response from the Catalan revelation in La Liga.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 11:50, 7 Feb 2024

The incident involving Daley Blind and Coach Míchel has sparked debate and frustration within the Girona camp.

Blind's yellow card for questioning the referee's decision regarding injury time, along with Míchel's subsequent red card, has left the team without two key figures for their crucial upcoming match against Real Madrid.

Despite assertions from the Girona coach that there was no use of disrespectful language and Blind's inquiry was innocuous, the appeals against their suspensions were unsuccessful. This has left the club feeling aggrieved, particularly given their belief that decisions during the match favored Real Madrid.

The timing of these suspensions couldn't be worse for Girona, as they prepare for a pivotal clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. With the opportunity to reclaim the top spot in the league standings with a victory, Girona finds themselves facing adversity with key personnel sidelined.

Reflecting on their previous encounter earlier in the season, where Real Madrid emerged victorious with a 3-0 win at the Estadi Montilivi, Girona understands the magnitude of the task ahead. However, they remain undeterred, buoyed by recent successes and the belief that they can cause an upset against the Spanish giants.

Adding to the intrigue, Real Mallorca's recent triumph over Girona in the Copa del Rey serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of football. As Girona looks to overcome the odds and secure a positive result against Real Madrid, they are acutely aware of the challenges that lie ahead but remain determined to make their mark on the pitch.

Updated: 11:50, 7 Feb 2024