The 24-year-old Argentine Valentin Castellanos, scorer of 53 MLS goals for NYCFC in 2018-2022, is on a one-year loan to Girona FC. On Tuesday, he scored all of Girona's goals in its 4-2 LaLiga win over Real Madrid.
Castellanos, who now has 11 goals in 29 games since his LaLiga debut in mid-August, left NYCFC in midseason 2022 after scoring 13 goals (2 assists) in 17 games.
He had scored 22 goals (8 assists) in NYCFC's 2021 MLS Cup-winning season including its goal in the 1-1 final with Portland — plus NYCFC's first spot kick goal in the 4-2 shootout win.
Both NYCFC and Girona are owned by City Football Group (majority-owned by Abu Dhabi United Group.