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Mallorca glimpses permanence after winning in Balaídos

Mallorca was reunited with victory seven days later in Balaídos, where they won again at home (0-1) after five months without achieving it to put his stay in LaLiga on track with a goal from Amath in the first half and a remarkable defensive work in the second, when Celta attacked the most, which touched the tie in the final stretch with a shot from Peru international Renato Tapia that hit the crossbar.

The order of Mallorca and its speed in transitions collapsed Celta, unknown in the first half, without creation in the center of the field and very weak on the sides. They were the worst 45 minutes since the Portuguese Carlos Carvalhal took command of the sky-blue team.

Celta had played a bad game at the Sánchez Pizjuán, where they rescued a point against Sevilla in the final stretch despite playing for more than an hour with one more footballer, and Those bad symptoms were repeated against a Mallorca that he did not threaten until the second half.

Javier Aguirre’s team shone defensively with a 5-4-1 system that drowned out Celta’s creative players. There was no football signal from the celestials. The clearest chances were from Mallorca, all of them in the boots of the Senegalese Amath Ndiaye, who was able to open the scoring after a quarter of an hour, after a great pass from Lee Kang Inbut his shot went too cross.

Carvalhal’s team did not react, desperate on the bench. Mallorca looked for the rival error to generate danger. And it was successful. A lack of understanding between goalkeeper Iván Villar and center back Unai Núñez allowed Amath to amend his earlier ruling.

There was no way for Celta to wake up. He had the ball, but did not shoot between the three posts. And he breathed when, after half an hour of play, the striker Amath once again sent a shot inside the small area.

Carvalhal’s bet on the young Miguel Rodríguez did not work out and he made a move at halftime. Carles Pérez, who had been a doubt until the last minute, entered the field of play. Also the Portuguese Gonçalo Paciencia for a missing Seferovic. A warning for the young Jorgen Strand Larsen, the star signing of the summer to whom he gave 30 minutes.

Celta printed one more march to their game after passing through the changing rooms. He had the ball and closed Mallorca, but continued without generating dangerous chances. The Serbian goalkeeper Rajkovic was one more spectator.

The visitors gave up the attack and the celestial domain became overwhelming with the passing of the minutes. Carvalhal continued to search for solutions. Cervi and Larsen entered the field for Javi Galán and Gabri Veiga, two very offensive changes. They did not work either and the Portuguese coach exhausted his resources with the entry of the Peruvian international Renato Tapia, who had the equalizer in the 81st minute but his powerful shot from the front crashed into the crossbar.

Celta, who had gone seven games without losing, continued to harass and hang balls in the Mallorca area, but that is not their football.

Data sheet:

0 – Celtic: Ivan Villar; Hugo Mallo, Aidoo, Unai Núñez, Javi Galán (Cervi, min.63); Miguel Rodríguez (Carles Pérez, min.46), Beltrán, Gabri Veiga (Larsen, min.63), Luca de la Torre (Tapia, min.74); Blades and Seferovic (Patience, min.46).

1 – Majorca: Rajkovic; Maffeo, Raillo, Valjent, Hadzikadunic, Lee Kang In; Sánchez (Kandewere, min.81), Ruiz de Galarreta, Morlanes (Babá, min.71), Amath; Muriqi.

Goal: 0-1, m.21: Amath.

Referee: Ortiz Arias (Madrid committee). He sent off the sky-blue captain Hugo Mallo for a double warning (min.90). In addition, Morlanes was admonished (min.60) by Mallorca.

Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 29 of LaLiga Santander played at the Abanca Balaídos stadium in front of 13,577 spectators.


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