Mallorca assaults the leadership and puts pressure on Espanyol

A lackluster Mallorca continues on its way to the First division while Lugo, who have not yet won in this second round, look into the abyss.

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All Mallorca had already faced things this day thanks to the defeat of Almería in Zaragoza. That meant that in case of beating Lugo, the distance with the third place (the cut with the direct promotion) would be 8 points with 8 rounds from the end.

The vermilions took it seriously because the first minute of play had not yet been reached (57 seconds) when Dani Rodríguez scored the first Majorcan goal by taking advantage of Lugo's defensive weakness in a sideline kick from Sastre that ran through the entire area until reaching the vicinity of the far post where a Galician, Dani, put the 1-0 on the scoreboard.

From there, and those of Luis García feeling comfortable, Lugo took possession of the ball and had his clearest chance at the edge of the break, in added time, when a shot from Chris Ramos saved him with one hand down providential the local goal, Manolo Reina.

After the break, the same trend followed, Mallorca comfortable behind with the intention of going against it when the Lugo team lost the ball. After the carousel of changes, at the time of the game, a ball into the area with Mollejo's initial blunder establishes the 2-0 at the half turn by scoring his first goal as a Majorcan player.

The local tranquility was already a fact because the approaches of Luis César's team were as innocent as they were ineffective and only a cross shot by Chis Ramos minutes before being substituted was the little offensive baggage of the second half in the Lugo team.

A lackluster Mallorca continues on its way to the First Division while Lugo, who have not yet won in this second round, has already accumulated twelve games without knowing the victory and looks into the abyss.



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