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Jordi Alba says Girona are ‘one of the toughest teams’ in La Liga

The champions were made to work hard for the win

Girona FC v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Jordi Alba was full of praise for Girona after Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Montilivi on Sunday.

The hosts made it tough going for Barcelona who took all three points thanks to goals from Nelson Semedo and Lionel Messi.

Alba explained after the match just how highly he rates Eusebio Sacristán’s men.

“They’re a tough rival for us, they make it difficult for any rival,” he said.

”They knocked Atlei out of the Copa. They are one of the toughest teams in LaLiga.

”LaLiga is more and more equal every day. The teams who are up there – Madrid, Atletico, us - we have to be there, but it is tough going to every ground. Every match can surprise you and cost you the title.”

Source | FourFourTwo

Alba grabbed his 10th assist of the season against Girona after setting up Messi for Barca’s second of the game.

Sunday’s win made it eight straight La Liga victories for Barcelona and restored their five-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

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