Action from the match against Tenerife.

14-05-2016Miquel A. Borras

Real Mallorca play their penultimate away match of the season when they face Catalonian side Girona at their Motilivi stadium at 6pm on Saturday. Girona lie eighth and are two points off the play-offs, having the meanest defence in La Segunda, conceding just 28 goals (we're the second lowest scoring side with 34). With the capacity of the ground under 10,000, a full house is expected as they are unbeaten at home this year.

It's a tough ask for Mallorca, our away form is abysmal, we've only won two games on the road, but the team are buoyed after last week's win against Tenerife, so a draw will be looked upon as a good result. I'm going to the game along with a group of around 50 Mallorca diehards. It's expected the same starting XI that began last week's game will be picked again, with the exception of Company at full back replacing Campabadal who'll be on the bench.

After this game we have two vital home games on the horizon. The first is against another play-off-chasing side Elche next Tuesday at the Son Moix. Elche won the second division last season but were relegated because of financial irregularities. On Sunday week, Cordoba come to Palma and that game has finally been fixed for an 8pm start. Cordoba are coached by ex-Mallorca boss Jose Luis Oltra and up front the attack is led by Santa Ponsa-born Xisco Jimenez. He was on loan here in the winter of 2015 and his nine goals helped to keep Mallorca up. Reports in the media say he's our number one target for next season. These two home games are vital for Mallorca's very existence, as teams round about us face even more difficult obstacles. It would be nice to go to Valladolid in a fortnight and have a party atmosphere in our last game of a pretty dire season.

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