September 26, 2023 – Kooora
Mallorca’s Joy at the Opening Goal
La Liga Clash: Barcelona’s Thrilling Draw with Mallorca – September 26, 2023
In an electrifying La Liga showdown, Real Mallorca and Barcelona clashed in a hard-fought (2-2) draw during the seventh round of matches. Real Mallorca’s Vedat Muriqi and Abdon Prats found the net in the 8th and (45+3) minutes, respectively, while Barcelona’s Rafinha and Fermin Lopez scored in the 41st and 75th minutes.
With this draw, Barcelona maintains its position at the top of the La Liga table with 17 points, while Real Mallorca rises to 15th place with 6 points.
First Half Drama
The match kicked off with intense pressure from the home team, and Muriqi capitalized on a crucial mistake by Ter Stegen in the 8th minute. Antonio Sanchez delivered a pass to Muriqi, who promptly fired it past the German goalkeeper.
Antonio Sanchez attempted a long-range shot, but the ball arrived comfortably in Ter Stegen’s arms in the 18th minute. Ferran Torres missed a golden opportunity to equalize for Barcelona in the 39th minute, as he received a through-ball from Joao Felix inside the penalty area but was thwarted by the goalkeeper.
Brazilian midfielder Rafinha restored parity for Barcelona in the 41st minute with a well-placed ground shot to the right of goalkeeper Rajkovic. Just before the first half’s conclusion, Abdon Prats extended Mallorca’s lead in the (45+3) minute, capitalizing on a header from Muriqi that cleverly sneaked between Ter Stegen’s legs.
In the second half, Joao Felix unleashed a powerful shot that struck Mallorca’s left post in the 55th minute. Moments after the introduction of the young talent Lamine Yamal, a penalty was awarded to Barcelona in the 65th minute following a collision with Mallorca defender Kouate, but VAR reversed the decision.
Barcelona’s young sensation Fermin Lopez leveled the score in the 75th minute, receiving a cross from Rafinha on the right, and he calmly placed it to the right of the goalkeeper, securing the draw for the Blaugrana.
In the 81st minute, Kaya Laren came close to scoring Mallorca’s third goal with a strong run and a weak shot that was easily held by Ter Stegen. The match ended in a draw, giving Barcelona another chance to reclaim the top spot from their arch-rivals Real Madrid, who are two points ahead and face Las Palmas tomorrow.
This thrilling encounter showcased the resilience of both teams and kept fans on the edge of their seats throughout the game, leaving La Liga enthusiasts eagerly anticipating more exciting matchups in the coming rounds.