Castellanos stunned the champions in the shielding association with two goals in each half.
Taty Castellanos, in response to Girona supporters’ criticism after a horrible miss in a one on one match 14 days prior against Barcelona.
The previous top scorer of Major League Soccer made up for that on Tuesday, when he played against Real Madrid. Castellanos described it as unimaginable that he scored multiple goals against Madrid in Girona’s 4-2 win in the Spanish League.
The 24-year-old Argentine said, “It is a dream come true to be able score against Madrid. It’s one of the top teams in the World. But to score four goals, I never could have imagined.” The evening was filled with dreams. Castellanos stunned the league champions with two goals each in both halves. He had been on loan for one season from New York City FC.
He also scored multiple goals in a 2011 MLS game against Genuine Salt Lake. He had won several titles in Spain, but he was still criticized for missing a golden opportunity to score during Girona’s 0-0 tie with Barcelona at Camp Nou Arena on April 10.
Michel, the Girona coach, said: “He had a miss the other day against Barcelona. It looked like the end of his world.” He comes from a good league, but it lacks the rhythm, tactic, and situations that Europe has. He has not played in Europe. He had to get used to it, and I think he did a lot of work to do so.
Castellanos scored four goals with just five shots in less than one hour. He scored at the Montilivi Arena in the 12th, 24th and 46th minutes. When he was substituted in the 72nd minutes, he received a standing-ovation from Girona fans.
Media in Spain claims that no player has ever scored four goals in a league match against Madrid since Esteban Echevarra from Oviedo, 1947. Robert Lewandowski did it in 2013 with Borussia Dortmund, and is now playing for Barcelona.
Girona’s second win in three matches helped the club move up from 10th to 9th place. After a three-year hiatus, the Catalan club is back in the top flight. It is also constrained, like New York City, by City Football Social Event, Manchester City’s parent organization.
The difficulty further hurt Madrid’s hopes to propel Barcelona to the top. Barcelona’s lead can be increased to 14 points with seven games left if they defeat Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, an opponent in the middle of table.
Carlo Ancelotti said, “It’s been a very extreme evening. We played at a low level in every area.” Atletico Madrid may be able, based on the result, to close the three-point gap between Madrid and Atletico Madrid. On Wednesday, Mallorca has Atletico Madrid.
Madrid has been focusing on the Copa del Rey Final against Osasuna, and the Champions League Semifinal against Manchester City. Ancelotti used a few of his regular starters in this match, including Vincius Junior who was at odds with Girona players and fans on the pitch.
In the 34th minute, the Brazilian headed in Madrid’s opening goal. He also set up Lucas Vazquez to score in the 85th. Vincius started to laugh as he looked around the group. Vincius! You are such a dreadful person! Fans chanted this at one time. This season the dull forward has been the subject of narrow-minded remarks.