Monday, March 4, 2024

Mallorca – Sevilla: Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca beat Sevilla and thus added their second win of the season

Two teams with similar facts landed on the Iberostar grass this afternoon to compete for valuable points a few weeks before the winter break suspends LaLiga activities.

Javier Aguirre knows that the time of sentencing is near, and without sufficient merit, Mallorca is condemned. Today they face Sevilla with Sergio Ramos, Rakitic and co, so the stakes are high.

Today is the first victory of Diego Alonso?

Following the change in direction Sevilla took with the hiring of Diego Alonso López, the win for the Uruguayan was postponed. Now Seville visits Mallorca with a pending task.

Savilla knocked on the door, but it was Mallorca who opened the scoring

Just three minutes into the game, Sevilla came close, but Predrag Rajkovic prevented his goal from falling with a save that stopped Ocampos’ shot after a good offensive display by Sevilla.

However, it was the home team who would open the scoring with a ball from Canadian Cyle Larin to Marko Dmitrovic’s short post. The 11th minute was played and the vermillions were already singing the goal that opened the hope of victory.

Things don’t look good for Seville

On top of the early goal, Sevilla were forced to make changes before the interval due to a knee injury suffered by Lukebakio in the 32nd minute, so he had to be replaced by Adnan Januzaj.

Seville knocked on the door again

Once again it was the clash between the local goalkeeper, Rajkovic, and the Sevilla striker, Lucas Ocampos, that stirred the emotions when the Sevillian number 5 finished off a Rakitic cross that demanded a huge save. stretch from the Serbian goalkeeper.

Predrag Rajkovic stands as a figure from Mallorca

The Serbian goalkeeper of Mallorca was a decisive factor from the first half, and in the second half it was confirmed by saving the local goal on a couple of additional occasions: a one-on-one against Youssef En-Nesyri where the goalkeeper blocked his way completely and a shot by Sergio Ramos from a corner kick. Rajkovic supports the team as much as he can.

VAR disproves Sevilla’s tie

In the 63rd minute, Seville’s Adra Pedrosa took advantage of a mistake to recover the ball and launch an attack towards Mallorca’s goal; His shot went into the net for the unbeaten Rajkovic, however, the referee decided to disallow the goal as he saw Youssef En-Nesyri’s elbow obstructing the ball’s path after a review in the VAR game.

Aguirre hastily made changes to maintain the victory

After the disallowed goal warning, Javier Aguirre sent two changes to the field just a few minutes later. The entry of the two defenders explained the intentions of the Mexican coach in the last 20 minutes of the game. Gonzlez Apud and Antonio Latorre entered the field to help maintain the 1-0 lead.

After an extra time of 9 minutes that closed the second half, the Mexican Javier Aguirre achieved his second victory of the season after 15 rounds of matches.

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