Player ratings as Blancos see lead shrink at top of La Liga

Real Madrid saw their lead at the top of La Liga shrink as a second-half penalty helped Girona claim a point at the Bernabeu on Sunday.

Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior had opened the scoring when he arrived at the back post to convert Federico Valverde’s cross and net his sixth league goal of the season.

Substitute Marco Asensio was penalised for handball at a corner following video assistant referee consultation, allowing veteran striker Cristhian Stuani to roll in the equaliser.

Ballon d’Or Karim Benzema was absent from the matchday squad and Toni Kroos was sent off for a second bookable…


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