Raíllo celebrates Mallorca's second.

20-05-2018Miguel Ángel Borrás

Real Mallorca 3 - Mirandés 1

The first leg of the play-off, the prize for winning being promotion to the second division of La Liga.

It couldn't have started any better for Mallorca. With less than two minutes gone, Sastre's centre found Lago Junior completely on his own in the box, and he steered the ball past Reguillos ("Limones") in the Mirandés goal. An appeal by Mirandés for handball in the area by Campos was waved away, and Mallorca's supremacy was increased on 23 minutes when central defender Raíllo headed in Salva Sevilla's corner.

Mirandés, who had barely threatened during the first half, gave Mallorca some moments of concern, mainly thanks to full-back Kijera. But after 63 minutes, an Aridai header made it three-nil, and the game seemed as good as over. However, ten minutes later Camacho's effort took a deflection off Mallorca defender Campos and gave Mirandés a goal they barely deserved. Bustos could have added a fourth, but as it is, Mallorca will travel with reasonable confidence, although they could have done without the Mirandés goal.

The second leg will be played next Sunday (27 May), kick-off at 17.30.

Attendance: 13,780.

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Britbabe / Hace over 3 years

1370 spectators ? I wish all those supporters had turned up to watch the matches throughout the season - then RCD Mallorca would have had a few more euros in their coffers to buy more good players.

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Peter / Hace over 3 years

Great display, understandable at 3-0 up they maybe relaxed a bit, Mirandes did not really score their goal, Mallorca gave it to them. However that may be no bad thing, as they will have to go into the away fixture knowing they are still very much under pressure to perform, a 3-0 victory could have made them a bit complacent. They need to take the game to Mirandes next week, not just sit on the lead, as I cannot believe Mirandes will put on such an inept display in their home fixture.

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