In-form Girona has beaten Mallorca to go to the top of the table for the first time in a long time, ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Girona moved one point ahead of overnight leader Real Madrid, which visits Atletico Madrid on Sunday
Míchel Sánchez’s side has been blossoming over the past few months, and they are arguably plating their best football.
The formerly average team from Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region has won five straight games since a season-opening draw with Real Sociedad.
“(Being leader) is anecdotal, we are happy for the victory. Winning five in a row in the first division is not at easy task,” Míchel said.
“Even more important than the results is the sensation we have, knowing that we are competing well and have a clear idea of how we want to play.”
Mallorca went ahead early through a fourth-minute penalty converted by Vedat Muriqi, but the hosts came back pound for pound.
Goals from David López, Artem Dovbyk, Iván Martín, Yangel Herrera and Sávio thrilled the fans.
Substitute Ábdon Prats came on in the second half and scored a brace for the away team.