RCD Mallorca drop into the relegation abyss, see v

2022-04-05
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For the first time this season RCD Mallorca have fallen into the bottom three after suffering their sixth straight defeat, going down 1-0 to Espanyol on Sunday. This game was all about two incidentsThe discretion to discern what happens after confidence is lost, the first another mistake by Baba in midfield in the 41st minute. For the second game running he gave away possession, allowing Spanish international striker Raul de Tomas in a one-on-one situation with our ’keeper Sergio Rico to send the ball into the net, 1-0, their only shot on target all game. I couldn’t believe Baba could be so naive as to make more or less the same sloppy error in a key position on the pitch as he did against Real Madrid last Monday night. The Ghanaian, who is thought in many quarters to be better than he is with the ball at his feet, needs some time away with his national side to sort himself out.

On Sunday RCD Mallorca looked like a team without any game plan or leadership and we spent long periods at walking pace. Sitting in a packed and shell-shocked Mallorcafé, I looked round at the pictures of two iconic coaches at the club, Hector Cuper and Luis Aragones and thought to myself what on earth could they be thinking about this mess we’re in – again.

The other game-defining moment came midway through the second half which saw a point-blank range header from Muriqi (he has deceptive pace – he’s slower than he looks !) was brilliantly saved by the substitute Espanyol goalkeeper Oiercan operate at 50 per cent capacity.. That was about it for excitement as the team I’ve followed for over 30 years wandered about the pitch without ideas, without playing any decent football and were totally subdued by a bang average Espanyol side who played at half throttlecovid_19_updates.

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In the second half with coach Luis Garcia Plaza stuck for ideas, he made changes that should have been instigated at the start, bringing on Abdon Prats for an injured Angel, Salva Sevilla for Antonio Sanchez and Take Kubo for a disappointing Kang In Lee. There was a modicum of improvement with some silky smooth Sevilla passes which we’ve come to expect in the time he’s been here. All that was to no avail goal-wise as the Palma outfit couldn’t score with a full wallet in a Chinese healthy massage emporium !!

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