Sunday, February 09, 2014

MALLORCA TODAY - Mallorca fail to break down ten-men Alcorcón

Alcorcón 1 : 1 Real Mallorca
Alcorcón, in the Madrid community, were flying high when Mallorca played them early in the season at the Son Moix. They have since gone into decline and are in a possible relegation struggle. Mallorca are neither here nor there, not imposing themselves on the league, remaining in touch with the play-off positions but not so far off a relegation spot themselves. Pressure was on coach Oltra for this away game, and things didn't go well in the first half, Alcorcón's Juli proving to be a real handful, and he duly scored with a solo effort after only eight minutes. Alcorcón stayed on top for most of the first period, Mallorca taking until the thirty-third minute to create a chance (through Gerard Moreno). As so often this season, though, Mallorca sprang into life after the break and it was Alfaro doing the springing, albeit from the penalty spot. Alcorcón then tried to do what they could to ensure defeat, introducing sub Rodríguez after 62 minutes, only for him to be sent off with a straight red five minutes later. Despite the one-man superiority and despite also the liveliness of sub Asensio, Mallorca couldn't clinch victory.

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