Coach Moreno faces an uphill task keeping Mallorca in La Liga.

27-06-2020

Athletic Bilbao 3 - Real Mallorca 1

Real Mallorca are staring relegation in the face after they lost 3-1 to Athletic Club Bilbao on Saturday. For most of this game it looked like an afternoon stroll in the sunshine for the home side, especially when they were gifted a penalty in the 16th minute. Lago Junior playing as a stop-gap left wing back, accidentally clipped the heel of Muniain and down he went. The referee pointed to the spot with what was an absurd decision; the word soft doesn’t come into the argument. Raul Garcia slotted home.

Things got worse seven minutes later. A fabulous strike from Sancet, after a training ground move, doubled “Los Leones’s” lead, as we began to get that relegation look with nothing going our way. In the second half and with changes, we got back into the game but all our efforts were over when we got into the final third.

The forgotten North Macedonian Trajkovski then came on and won a penalty which Budimir stuck away, giving him his tenth goal of the season. Bilbao accelerated again and Villalibre netted in the 89th minute.

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james / Hace 12 days

I'm afraid the rapid rise from the lower leagues into La Liga has taken its toll. Not for one minute would I change anything because the past 3 seasons been like a fairy tale and very exciting. But once relegated we must not let the slide continue as before, we must strengthen and consolidate, then hopefully get another go in the top league with a stronger team.

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