The cost of giving Lee Kang-in (22) a break and putting him in as a replacement was great. Mallorca suffered a come-from-behind defeat to AT Madrid. It was the result of the mercenary’s mistake that greatly affected the game.
Real Mallorca lost 1-3 to Atletico Madrid in the 2022-23 Primera Liga round 31 away match held at Civitas Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain on the 27th (Korean time). Mallorca, which was running without a win in the last 4 games (2 wins, 2 losses), fell one notch in the ranking to 11th in Mallorca as their 3 consecutive wins failed.
Lee Kang-in, who scored his first multi-goal since his professional debut in the previous match against Getafe, waited on the bench for a break and was put in in the 11th minute of the second half, but failed to score two goals in a row. However, he also showed off a storm dribble once.
It was an unfortunate, but expected defeat for Mallorca. On this day, Mallorca, which partially operated the rotation, including Lee Kang-in, opened the goal for the strong AT Madrid first. Set-piece situation Dani Rodriguez’s corner kick went over the opposing defense’s head, and Matija Nastasic, who was in a good position, opened the scoring with a header.
AT Madrid, who allowed an unexpected run, raised the level of offense. In the 30th minute of the first half, Tomar Marma hit a powerful shot, but it was blocked by goalkeeper Fredrak Rykovic. In the 34th minute of the first half, Mario Hermoso’s shot and Yannick Carrasco’s shot that followed were blocked by the goalkeeper and defense, respectively.
AT Madrid was awarded a penalty kick in the 40th minute when Molina, who was breaking through into the penalty box, tripped over the opponent’s defense. However, at the end of the VAR (video review), a regrettable situation was created that was canceled.
But in the end, AT Madrid turned the balance of the game around the corner in the first half. Anthony Griezmann, after crossing a cross in extra time in the first half, caught the second ball and connected the pass after the shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, and Rodrigo De Foul finished the first half with a 1-1 tie.
Two minutes into the second half, AT Madrid turned the game around. Alvaro Morata returned Molina’s cross for a come-from-behind header. In the end, Mallorca also tried to turn the game around by bringing out a large number of replacement cards in the second half, including Lee Kang-in in the 11th minute.
In particular, after catching the ball in the middle of the AT opponent’s camp in the 30th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in dribbled past two opposing defenders before digging into the penalty box and attempting a powerful left-footed shot in front of two defenders. Although his shooting was blocked by the opponent’s defense, it was Lee Kang-in who showed his outstanding talent with another storm.
Lee Kang-in’s right-footed shot from the ensuing corner kick was also blocked by 크크크벳 the defense.
Eventually, in the 32nd minute of the second half, Carrasco’s key goal widened the gap to 2 points for AT Madrid, putting a wedge in the game. Carrasco calmly scored his team’s third goal after passing even goalkeeper Rykovic in a counterattack situation.
In the end, Lee Kang-in and the Mallorca players aimed for a comeback goal, but they could not break through the opponent’s defense and the game ended in a come-from-behind defeat. Although it was said to be for player protection, it was a defeat by Mallorca, where the failure of the mercenary technique by putting Lee Kang-in on the bench, who had scored multiple goals in the previous game, was greatly evident.