A double from Cristhian Stuani propelled Girona into the top half of La Liga with an impressive home victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The Uruguayan netted a goal in each half to extend the Catalan club’s unbeaten streak to four games and stretch their lead over Athletic to four points.

Stuani, formerly of Middlesbrough, scored from the spot after seven minutes after Andoni Lopez was penalised for handling the ball inside his own penalty area.

The striker then doubled his tally just after the hour mark as he headed home Portu’s cross, while the visitors – for whom Inigo Martinez was debuting – could not manage a single shot on target.

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