2-1. The Levante reacts on time to a Mallorca that went from more to less


Valencia, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The Levante took all three points in their duel against Real Mallorca (2-1) in a game that cost him to start but in which he improved after the break against a rival who was from more to less and that added his sixth defeat in as many displacements.

Mallorca took control of the game in the first half hour, but without an offensive mordant he could not enforce his dominance against an unknown Levante at home that improved in the second half until he won.

The game started badly for Levante. After two minutes, Melero was injured and Rochina had to enter his place, which was joined by a good start from Mallorca, which sought from the first moment the rival goal.

In fact, in the first quarter of an hour the team of Vicente Moreno touched the ball comfortably against a Levante who could not settle on the pitch and was without ideas to counteract the push of the Mallorquinists.

Thus, Aitor had to use himself thoroughly and exhibit his good form so as to avoid advancing the Balearic team with a header from Budimir that forced the local goal to be displayed.

The Levantinists were not comfortable and transmitted a sense of insecurity when he had the ball and could not disturb Reina, while Mallorca moved the ball with ease and looking for the Levantine goal.

Near the half hour of play, Paco López's team gave the sensation of recovering from its bad start and went on to have something more the ball against a Mallorca that slightly retracted. Borja Mayoral had the best local chance to score, but his heel was stopped by Reina.

El Levante, in the hands of Morales, faced the final phase of the first part with more determination and forced Reina to intervene, especially on one occasion of Roger and another of Vezo.

However, Levante was again deprived of another player due to injury shortly after the end of the first period and it was Postigo who prematurely left the game and had to be replaced by Duarte.

At the start of the second half the locals continued their improvement and as a result they opened the scoring at seven minutes after a center from the right above the defense that was finished off by Roger.

Mallorca tried to react to the goal of the locals and the Japanese Kubo had a great chance to rebalance the scoreboard, but, despite getting rid of the defenses and having all the goal for him, he failed in the definition and the ball stopped him Aitor

But the equalizer on the scoreboard came when more problems to generate game had Mallorca due to the improvement of the Levant and in the next action in which Reina saved what could have been the second goal of the Levant.

Dani Rodríguez finished off the death pass that Sastre gave him and beat Aitor Fernández before the defensive passivity of the premises.

The match stopped having a clear dominator with both teams and seeks the rival goal. Thus, it had to be a Rochina zapatazo from more than 30 meters adjusted to a stick and before which nothing Queen could do who again gave Paco López's team an advantage.

The goal spurred the Levantinists, who continued to approach the goal of a Balearic team that resisted falling defeated, but its clarity of play was no longer the same as in the first half.

But an expulsion in the 87th minute in the home team for campaign aggression against an opponent gave Mallorca options to tie in the final stretch of the crash, but Aitor, with the best intervention of the night to a shot of Kubo, and the crossbar in the last action of the game they avoided it.

– Data sheet:

2 – Levante: Aitor, Miramón, Vezo, Postigo (Duarte, m.42), Clerc, Campaña, Radoja, Melero (Rochina, m.6), Morales, Roger (Bardhi, m.78) and Mayoral.

1 – Real Mallorca: Reina, Sastre, Valjent, Raíllo, Gámez, Baba, Salva Sevilla (Señe, m.72), Febas (Chavarría, m.77), Kubo, Dani Rodríguez and Budimir (Abdon, m.82).

Goals: 1-0, m.52: Roger. 1-1, m.64: Dani Rodríguez. 2-1, m.73: Rochina

Referee: Pizarro Gómez. He showed a yellow card to the local Campaña (m.59) and the visitor Budimir (m.56). He drove a direct red to Campaña (m.87)

Incidents: game of the fourteenth day of LaLiga Santander played in the Ciutat de València stadium before about 14,000 spectators.


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