Mallorca – Athletic Bilbao – Played on 05/01/ 2023
Athletic Bilbao Earns Last-Minute Draw Against Mallorca in La Liga Match
In a tightly contested La Liga match, Athletic Bilbao managed to secure a point in the dying moments of the game against RCD Mallorca. The match, which took place at the Iberostar stadium, ended in a 1-1 draw, with both goals coming in the second half.
Mallorca Takes the Lead
In the 58th minute, Mallorca’s South Korean striker Lee Kang-in broke the deadlock and put his team ahead with a goal. The home team seemed to be on course for a crucial win until Bilbao equalized in stoppage time.
Last-Minute Penalty Rescues Bilbao
With time running out, Bilbao was awarded a penalty, which their star player Iñaki Williams converted to earn his team a valuable point. The result means that both teams missed out on a chance to move up the La Liga table.
Both teams have been struggling for form recently, with Mallorca losing their last game against Atletico Madrid and Bilbao suffering a defeat to Sevilla in their previous fixture. The result leaves Mallorca in 11th place with 41 points, while Bilbao sits in seventh place with 47 points.
Athletic Bilbao and RCD Mallorca contested closely in the La Liga match, but both teams failed to secure a win. Bilbao will benefit more from the draw as they remain in the hunt for a European spot. However, Mallorca will be disappointed with dropping points at home.