Lee Kang-in starting, Mallorca won.
Mallorca faced Real Union in the second round of the 2022-23 season Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) held at Estadio Gall in Irun, Spain on the 21st at 5:00 am 안전놀이터 (Korean time) and won 1-0. Real Union is in the Primera División, the third division of Spain. With this victory, Mallorca advanced to the third round (roof of 32) of the King’s Cup.
Mallorca used a 5-3-2 formation. Muriki, Lee Kang-in, Rodriguez, Baba, Degalaretta, Costa, Valiant, Nastasic, Rayo and Gonzalez started and Grape kept the goal.
[First Half] Mallorca, taking advantage of one chance, took the lead with ease
Mallorca launched an offensive from the beginning. In the 4th minute of the first half, Rodriguez hit a right-footed shot from near the penalty box, but it was embraced by goalkeeper Risarralde. Union counterattacked with a set piece. In the 7th minute of the first half, a free kick that flew from a far position was connected to a header shot by Perez, but Grape blocked it.
Union did not lose confidence at home. After cutting the ball from the center in the 9th minute of the first half, Oiarsun hit a left-footed mid-range shot and it flew over the goal.
Mallorca, which had been pushed back for a while, eventually scored the opening goal. In the 20th minute of the first half, Rodriguez took the ball without missing the opponent’s rear build-up mistake and finished it with a right-footed shot.
Mallorca, who scored the opening goal, continued the offensive. In the 29th minute of the first half, Baba crosses from the right and Muriki hits a volley, but it misses and misses to the left. The first half ended with Mallorca leading 1-0.
[Second half] Lee Kang-in digested 77 minutes…Mallorca sweaty victory
In the second half, Mallorca also tried to score. In the 11th minute of the second half, Muriki received a cross from Lee Kang-in and turned it to his head, but was hugged in front of the goalkeeper. In the second half, Mallorca took the lead with a little more possession from the center.
Union, who was falling behind, used a replacement card. In the 30th minute of the second half, Perez was removed and Nacho entered. Union moved forward little by little and attacked inside the penalty box.
Lee Kang-in returned to the bench. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in was replaced by Kadewere. As Union took the initiative little by little, there were scenes where Mallorca was forced to cut off fouls.
Mallorca paid attention to stamina. In the 40th minute of the second half, manager Aguirre removed Muriki and replaced Angel Rodriguez. In the 46th minute of the second half, Kadewere could not decide in a one-on-one opportunity with the opposing goalkeeper. Union continued to attack until the end, but until the end, Mallorca maintained a one-point lead and won 1-0.