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Late Guridi header rescues point for Alaves in La Liga

Jon Guridi scored deep in stoppage time for Alaves to earn the hosts a 2-2 draw with Girona in the Spanish league.

The header nine minutes in was the midfielder's second goal of the game and just his third in 33 starts this season, denying second-placed Girona maximum points.

"The reward of the last-minute goal is for all those chances that I have had this season and not scored," he said.

Alaves came into the match on the back of consecutive wins against Atletico Madrid, Celta de Vigo and Valencia, but Eric Garcia put Girona 1-0 up with a header after just four minutes.

The home side levelled eight minutes later when Giuliano Simeone's precise cut back was converted by Guridi.

Yangel Herrera's magnificent finish two minutes before half-time made it 2-1, before Guridi stepped up again to rescue a point.

Alaves are 11th while Girona are two points ahead of third-placed Barcelona, who now have a game in hand.