Why Barcelona should be grateful for Girona's heroics vs Real Madrid

The players, coaches and board will repeat time and time again that they are focused on their own place in the table and their own matches and don't worry about teams playing in the Spanish capital. Yet, from a purely footballing perspective and politics notwithstanding, Girona's upset of Real Madrid in Catalonia must have turned some heads.

The other La Liga team from the region not named Barcelona or Espanyol topped the defending Champions League winners in a match that dropped Los Blancos further down the table.

Dan and Francesc touched on what went wrong for Real Madrid and how that helps make Barcelona the early favorite for the La Liga title in the latest episode of 'The Barcelona Podcast'.

You can subscribe to 'The Barcelona Podcast' on iTunes, LibsynStitcher or via your preferred podcast app.

The Barcelona Podcast is brought to you by Francesc Tomas (as seen in ESPN, The Guardian) and Dan Hilton (Barcablog). Listen in for the hottest breaking stories from the Camp Nou!