An incident from Wednesday night's game. | MIQUEL A. BORRAS
Real Mallorca suffered the consequences of paying too much respect to visiting Atletico Madrid in front of 19,348 fans on Wednesday night, losing 0-2, which leaves us hovering around the bottom three in La Liga. This was a real David and Goliath encounter with the difference in class there for all to see. Atletico’s players even looked bigger and stronger than us and were far ahead possession-wise, 30/70 in the first half. After just 35 seconds, alarm bells started to ring as Costa came close for Los Colchoneros (the mattress makers), that gave us a taste of things to come over the next hour and a half. A lot of Mallorca players simply didn’t turn up for this game and Salva Sevilla, Baba and Dani Rodriguez had games I’m sure they’d rather forget. To play against class sides like Atletico, we need everybody in the team to be at the top of their game. On Wednesday night only Kubo could be said to be anywhere near that.