PALMA DE MALLORCA. Elche snatched a late win Mallorca 1-0 after L. Boyé scored just 1 goal (88′). Mallorca lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Iberostar Estadi stadium in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. In front of 14,065 spectators. The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero with the collaboration of Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín and Antonio Ramón Martínez Moreno. The 4th official was José David Martínez Montalbán. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 10.2 degrees Celsius or 50.29 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 65%.
Mallorca had a superior ball possession 56% while Elche was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Mallorca was putting more pressure with 60 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Notwithstanding, Elche was able to find the solution to win this encounter.
Mallorca shot 14 times, 3 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Elche shot 15 times, 6 on target, 4 off target.
Mallorca received 3 yellow cards (Antonio Raíllo, José Copete and Vedat Muriqi). Talking about the opposition, Elche received 3 yellow cards (Randy Nteka, José Ángel Carmona and Lucas Boyé).
After playing this match, Mallorca will stay with 31 points to remain in the 10th place. Regarding the opposition, Elche will have 12 points to sit in the 20th place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Mallorca will host Real Sociedad on the 12th of March with a 12-5 head to head in favor of Real Sociedad (1 draw).
Elche will host Real Valladolid on the 11th of March with a 10-3 head to head statistic in favor of Real Valladolid (9 draws).
Mallorca – Formation
Mallorca started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Javier Aguirre Onaindía decided to play with the following team: Predrag Rajković, Pablo Maffeo , Martin Valjent , Antonio Raíllo , José Copete , Jaume Costa , Dani Rodríguez , Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta , Kang-in Lee , Tino Kadewere and Vedat Muriqi .
The home team had on the bench: Ludwig Augustinsson, Antonio Sánchez, Giovanni Alessandro González Apud, Amath Ndiaye, Abdón Prats, Dominik Greif, Iddrisu Baba Mohammed, Rodrigo Andrés Battaglia, Manuel Morlanes Ariño, Clément Grenier, Ángel Luis Rodríguez Díaz and Matija Nastasić.
Mallorca made 4 changes: Tino Kadewere for Abdón Prats (59′), Jaume Costa for Ludwig Augustinsson (83′), Dani Rodríguez for Amath Ndiaye (83′) and Lee Kang-In for Antonio Sánchez (88′).
Best player: Predrag Rajković
The player that probably impressed the most for Mallorca was the goalkeeper: Predrag Rajković. His rating is 7.72. He performed 5 saves.
Elche – Formation
Elche started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
Pablo Javier Machín Díez played with: Édgar Badía, Helibelton Palacios , Gonzalo Verdú , Pedro Bigas , Omar Mascarell , José Ángel Carmona , Fidel , Gerard Gumbau , Carlos Clerc , Randy Nteka and Lucas Boyé .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Lautaro Emanuel Blanco, Jesús López Soria, José Antonio Fernández Pomares, Diego González, Ezequiel Ponce , Axel Werner, Nicolás Fernández Mercau, Raúl Guti , Pol Mikel Lirola Kosok and Tete Morente .
Elche could not rely on the presence of Diego González (injured).
Elche made 4 changes: José Ángel Carmona for Jose Morente (46′), Randy Nteka for Ezequiel Ponce (60′), Fidel for Raúl Guti (67′) and Gonzalo Verdú for Diego Gonzalez (74′).
Best player: Gerard Gumbau
The player that probably impressed the most for Elche was Gerard Gumbau even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 46 passes (73% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 4. He performed 9 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.
- Atlético Madrid – Sevilla – 6-1
- Getafe – Girona – 3-2
- Almería – Villarreal – 0-2
- Mallorca – Elche – 0-1