Girona 0-3 Barcelona: Twin own goals catapult Valverde’s men towards victory [Best Tweets]

Barcelona beat Girona 3-0 on Saturday to continue their perfect start to the 2017-18 season and move four points clear at the top of La Liga.

Girona captain Aday Benitez and goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz inadvertently steered the ball into their own net to give Ernesto Valverde’s side a comfortable two-goal cushion. Luis Suarez went on to seal victory after 69 minutes as he latched onto Sergi Roberto’s long pass to tuck his shot inside the near post for his second goal of the season.

It was truly a historical encounter in Catalonia as Girona faced Barcelona for the first time in La Liga with the hosts backed by an enthusiastic crowd inside the Estadi Montilivi. Unlike what most expected, the home side were not overawed by their powerful opponents with Douglas Luiz, in particular, causing problems in the early stages.

Girona did well to contain Barcelona for the remainder of the half, with the visitors often guilty of overplaying. Regardless of how things turned out, the Catalan giants will be happy at picking up three points. The Hard Tackle takes a look at some of the best tweets regarding the match.

Although Luis Suarez scored a fine goal last night, the Uruguayan got mixed reviews for his performance.

A lot was also spoken about how well Maffeo marked danger man Lionel Messi.

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