Girona 1 – Real Madrid 4
Real Madrid picked up their second win of the new La Liga season on Sunday night at Girona.
Los Blancos, the reigning Champions League holders, beat Girona 4-1.
Girona took the lead through Borja Garcia atfter 17 minutes. But Madrid levelled in the 39th minute via a Sergio Ramos penalty.
In the second half, Karim Benzema cashed in with a brace. While Gareth Bale also found the target in the win.
Thibaut Courtois vs Keylor Navas
Real Madrid’s big summer signing has been landing Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.
However, in the opening weeks of the season, Courtois has been left on Julen Lopetegui’s bench.
Costa Rican international Keylor Navas has so far retained the starting spot for Madrid between the sticks.
And Navas was in superb form against Girona as he staked another claim to maintain the goalie position in the team.
When will Thibaut Courtois make his Real Madrid debut❓
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) August 27, 2018
It’s worth noting that Real Madrid’s Instagram account originally reported that Courtois would start against Girona.
Obviously that proved not to be the case.
So, according to Madrid's insta, Courtois replaces Navas in the starting lineup AND on the bench? That's harsh! pic.twitter.com/Opcjk1K41N
— adil (@Barca19stats) August 26, 2018
Chelsea fans vs Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois didn’t leave Chelsea in a positive light.
Courtois baulked at signing a contract extension with the Blues. While in the final days fo his Stamford Bridge career, Courtois stayed away from the club’s training ground.
That’s created bad blood between Chelsea’s supporters and the Belgian number one.
With that in mind, Chelsea fans are enjoying seeing Courtois on the Real Madrid bench this season.
See how Chelsea fans are trolling Courtois below.
Courtois getting benched by Keylor Navas again, after pushing for a move and completely disrespecting the club that did so much for him.
Serves him right.
— ¹⁰ (@ClinicaIEden) August 26, 2018
Courtois isn’t gonna be playing a single game if Navas keeps playing like this and for some reason I’m completely okay with that. Keylor is going super saiyan this season.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) August 26, 2018
Real Madrid legit bought Courtois as a backup for Keylor Navas. I love this game.
— Man Like Diogo (@Dalot_Era) August 26, 2018
You get the feeling we’ll have to get used to Keylor Navas save/TV cameras cut to Courtois reaction on the Real Madrid bench (or vice versa) this season…
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) August 26, 2018
Keylor Navas does brilliantly to foil a Girona attack then sets up a counter which ends in Bale scoring. Hope Courtois likes the bench..
— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) August 26, 2018
Real Madrid paid 35 million euros for Chelsea so Courtois can see his family again. pic.twitter.com/0OROlXHmBQ
— A. (@AhmedMashaly24) August 26, 2018