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Barcelona's midfielder Pedri (right) celebrates scoring with Ansu Fati during the Spanish League match against Girona FC at the Montilivi stadium in Girona. Image Credit: AFP

Girona: Pedri celebrated his 100th match for Barcelona as he came off the bench and scored from close range in the second-half to give them a hard-fought 1-0 win at Girona in LaLiga on Saturday.

The 20-year-old scored in the 61st minute after the ball rebounded off the goalkeeper, who failed to hold-on after a Jordi Alba cross.

Golden chance

Girona had an Arnau Martinez effort ruled-out in the 65th minute and waisted a golden opportunity to equalise in the 88th when Ivan Martin missed an sitter from close range as they made a late push for a point.

Barcelona are top of the standings on 47 points, six ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid, who have a game in hand and will host third-placed Real Sociedad on Sunday.