A rare goal in the first half from Casemiro – just his 18th for the club – set Los Blancos on the way to what would have been their sixth consecutive league victory, with their 4/25 (1.16) price tag seemingly justified despite Santiago Solari making six changes to the starting line-up.
Backing Real to lead at half-time but go on to lose the game would have paid out at those huge odds, which is not surprising since that is the first time all season they have led at the break in La Liga but gone on to lose.
In fact, of the 12 games they have been winning after 45 minutes this term, they have won 10 of them – proving just how extraordinary the feat achieved by Girona is.
The Catalan outfit were actually the last side to beat Real in the league after trailing at half-time, having overturned a 1-0 deficit back in October 2017 to win 2-1 at Estadi Montilivi.
Sergio Ramos also saw red for Real to add insult to injury, his 20th in the league, and the result now leaves Real eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.
That, however, was the only major shock around Europe despite it being FA Cup weekend in England. All five Premier League teams in action qualified for the next round, whilst Even money (2.0) shots Millwall overcame AFC Wimbledon.