Action for Olunga as Girona falters

Action for Olunga as Girona falters

Micheal Olunga had a good show when he came on as a substitute for Girona against Valencia but his side fell to Vietto's solitary strike

Photo: Olunga during past action/ courtesy @GironaFCoficial

Kenyan international Micheal Ogada Olunga came on as a substitute for Girona in their last home Spanish La Liga match on Saturday 13th May. Girona lost 1-0 to Valencia at  the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi  courtesy of Luciano Vietto's second half strike.

Olunga came in on the 73rd minute for Antonio Lozano. His first touch was a pass to Timor but the latter blasted wide. Olunga's header then hit the post to deny him an equalizer before he setup another good pass to Timor who squandered the chance with a feeble shot.

Since joining, the side from Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng, Olunga has made 13 appearances for Girona FC, four starts and nine as a substitute for a total of 421 minutes of action. His goal tally stands at three from the hat trick against Las Palmas.

Girona are placed 11th in the 20-team Spanish La Liga table. After a good first leg run in the league, their hopes of Europa Cup went up in smokes following disappointing results in the second leg.

Girona's last La Liga game will be against relegated Las Palmas on Saturday 19th May.

Barcelona have already won the La Liga title. Atletico Madrid , Real Madrid and Valencia make the top four that order and qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Villarreal and Real Betis are the contenders for the two Europa Cup slots.

Deportivo La Coruna, Las Palmas and Malaga have been relegated to the second tier Spanish League.

Rayo Vallecano and Huesca are the main contenders for the automatic two spots in the Segunda Division that guarantee promotion to the La Liga.

MacDonald Mariga's Real Oviedo are currently ranked 9th in the Segunda Division. Mariga was an unused substitute in Real Oviedo's last Segunda Division match away to Osasuna, a match they lost 2-1 at Estadio El Sadar on 12th May.

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