Sunday, May 25, 2014

MALLORCA TODAY - Girona 1 : 1 Real Mallorca

Another match, another coach (Olaizola, the third this season), and another disaster probably on the cards. Girona were in a relegation spot before the match, Mallorca one place above relegation, so there was everything to play for. Mallorca came out the stronger, Nsue having a good chance after just three minutes. Both sides had penalty claims ruled out and Mallorca seemed to run out of steam around the half-hour mark, and sure enough, goalkeeper Aouate recalled by Olaizola, made a hash of things three minutes before the break, allowing Migue to put Girona ahead. A touch of fortune for Mallorca after quarter of an hour of the second half, Jandro being sent off for a second yellow, and that changed things, as did the introduction of Geijo. Hemed produced two saves in quick succession by Girona's Becarra and then, with twelve minutes left, Geijo equalised with a header from Martí's corner. Though Mallorca were all over Girona, the winner didn't come. Had it, then you would have thought Mallorca would have pretty much made themselves safe. As it is, they stay in eighteenth, one place above relegation and with two more matches to go. (Alaves, in a relegation place, are away against second-placed Eibar later, so are unlikely to create a change in position.) Unfortunately for Mallorca, the last two matches are both against sides with genuine play-off ambitions, Las Palmas at home and then Cordoba away on the final day of the season.

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