David Timor scored the only goal as Girona edged out La Liga opponents Espanyol on Monday.
Timor struck from close range during first-half stoppage time to give Girona maximum points.
The victory means that they climb five places in LaLiga to ninth, but defeat left Espanyol stuck in 16th spot, one place above Deportivo La Coruna.
Girona, despite having three players booked during the second-half, never really lost control of the contest.
And they were unlucky not to double their lead during the closing...
Ex-Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado says that winning this week's Club World Cup could be just the boost the team needs ahead of the following weekend's must-win La Liga clasico at the Bernabeu.
Before flying out to Abu Dhabi for the CWC on Sunday morning, Madrid eased to a 5-0 La Liga win at home to Sevilla, with coach Zinedine Zidane afterwards saying his team were getting back to their best goalscoring form. However the defending La Liga champions remain eight points adrift of current leaders...