RCD Mallorca’s defeat means we’ve now won only two games in five months | MIQUEL A. BORRAS
Real Mallorca and Barcelona, two teams ravaged by injuries and illness, served up a game to forget in front of 14,654 fans in the Son Moix on Sunday night. Mallorca’s defeat means we’ve now won only two games in five months. The only bright part of this dire encounter was that a game of football broke out in the last 10 minutes and a wonder one-handed save by Barcelona’s German goalkeeper Marc Ter Stegen prevented Jaume Costa’s point blank shot from going in. The game was peppered by petty fouls, mostly from a clinical Catalan side who, after they went ahead on the stroke of half time, parked the proverbial bus, running down the clock with their off-the-ball shenanigans.