Girona show little mercy to 10-man Granada in La Liga

Artem Dovbyk plundered a hat-trick as third-placed Girona closed to within a point of Barcelona after a 7-0 rout of relegated 10-man Granada.

The home side took the lead on Friday through Eric Garcia on the half-hour and doubled their advantage within three minutes when Viktor Tsygankov struck.

Dovbyk's penalty a minute before half-time extended the lead and Tsygankov struck again nine minutes into the second half to make it 4-0.

Facundo Pellistri's 61st-minute dismissal deepened the visitors' woes, and two more goals from Dovbyk, the second of them from the spot, either side of substitute Cristhian Stuani's strike simply rubbed salt into the wound.

Granada finished second-from-bottom in La Liga with just four wins and nine draws for 21 points from their 38 matches.

Barcelona have secured second spot but will be without coach Xavi next season after it was announced he will be relieved of his duties after their final match of the season against Sevilla.