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Psychological goals in a test of skill (0-2)

Defeat for Málaga CF against RCD Mallorca at the Marbella Football Center in the third friendly of the pre-season. Lago Junior and Budimir scored the rival goals at the beginning and end of the second half.

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01/08/2019 21:39

A warm afternoon in Marbella, and on the pitch, Víctor Sánchez del Amo selected a starting-11 made up of players who played the second half of the game two days ago in Coín against Córdoba CF. The main news of the day was Okazaki’s debut in the starting line-up. The rival - Vicente Moreno’s team with the same foundation that recently led to their LaLiga Santander promotion.

It was an even match, with the details shown by Málaga’s homegrown players Hugo and Ramón standing out, as well as goalkeeper, Gonzalo, who gave his all in 26’ to deflect a dangerous shot from Salva Sevilla. The best chance to take the lead belonged to Mallorca, with a shot to the right post by Lago Junior in 40’. At half-time, the scoreboard remained 0-0.

In the second half, Kellyan replaced Gonzalo in goal whilst Abqar substituted Luis Muñoz on the right of the defence. Immediately afterwards, Lago Junior put his team in front (0-1, 46’). The Blue and White reaction was swift, with an attempt from Adrián and a Diego González header in 52’. A minute later, it was Adrián again who came close to beating former Malaguista Manolo Reina, who stopped a superb header from the number ‘8’ on the line.

In minute 60 Víctor made a series of changes. Nine substitutions including homegrown left-back Cristo, who made his first team debut. Málaga sought the equaliser against a Mallorca who also introduced gradual changes to the line-up. Just before the final whistle, Budimir scored the second and definitive goal for Mallorca (0-2, 90’).

The first defeat for Málaga CF, following two previous draws, in the third friendly of the pre-season.

 

Match stats: Málaga CF 0 – RCD Mallorca 2

Málaga CF

Gonzalo (Kellyan 46’); Cifuentes (Iván R. 60’), Luis Muñoz (Abqar 46’), Diego González (Juande 60’), Juankar (Cristo 60’); R. Santos (Hicham 60’), K. Bare (Rolón 60’), Ramón (Cecchini 60’), Hugo (Mula 60’); Adrián (Iván Jaime 60’) and Okazaki (M. Santos 60’).

Goals: 0-1 (46’): Lago Junior. 0-2 (90’): Budimir.

Referee: Juan Gabriel Gallegos (Málaga). Malaguista, Juankar was shown the yellow card, as well as Mallorca’s Baba and Enzo.

Information: Main pitch at the Marbella Football Center (Marbella) in front of around 1,000 fans. Third friendly of the pre-season for Málaga CF.

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