‘Shoot Dol’ Lee Kang-in (22), who is active in Mallorca in the Spanish Primera Liga, helped to defeat the ‘big man’ Real Madrid.
Mallorca defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in the home game of the 20th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga held at Visit Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain on the 5th (Korean time).
Mallorca beat Real Madrid in an official match for the first time in about three years and four months since winning 1-0 in the regular league match on October 20, 2019. In addition, Mallorca took revenge for the 1-4 defeat to Real Madrid in an away game last September this season.
Lee Kang-in, who recorded an assist with a sharp free kick in the previous game against Real Madrid, started as a second-line striker that day, but failed to increase his attack points. However, until he was replaced by Antonio Sanchez in the 33rd minute of the second half, he diligently moved the opposing camp and
added strength in the air and defense. In particular, it was impressive to see him compete against Federico Valverde, whom he faced in the Qatar World Cup group stage match against Uruguay last year.
In the 19th minute of the second half, when Lee Kang-in had the ball in midfield, Valverde made a dangerous tackle. Lee Kang-in, who fell on the ground, was in pain holding his calf. Valverde received a yellow card and was immediately replaced by Luka Modric on the bench.
In last year’s World Cup match, Valverde also caused controversy by making a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in and then showing off his fists and roaring.
Mallorca scored the winning goal in the 13th minute with an own goal from opponent defender Nacho Fernández. A cross from the left flank hit Nacho’s head and was sucked into the goal.
Real Madrid, which started to make up for the loss, scored a penalty kick in the 14th minute of the second half when striker Vinicius Junior induced a foul on Mallorca goalkeeper Fredrak Rykovic. However, Marco Asensio’s shot as a kicker was blocked by Rykovic’s save and did not lead to a goal.
Real Madrid, who had been optimistic about winning before the match and put several key players on the bench, started an all-out battle by putting Modric and Toni Kroos in succession after the middle of the second half. Even the last defender, Antonio Rudiger, made a strong effort to put in as a striker. However, Mallorca locked the goal while putting 194 cm tall striker Bedat Muriki on the defense, and finally kept the winning goal. 안전놀이터
With this victory, Mallorca, who recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses, and 28 points, prepared a foothold to rise to the top. Although the ranking is still 10th in the league, it has narrowed the gap with Athletic Bilbao, Rayo Vallecano and Osasuna in leagues 7, 8 and 9 with 29 points to 1 point.
On the other hand, Real Madrid, second in the league, suffered their third loss of the season. Real Madrid, with 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, with 45 points, could not narrow the gap with league leader Barcelona (16 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 50 points).