Atlético Osasuna remains undefeated in their outings after defeating Mallorca 2-3 this Sunday with a goal from Javi Martínez in the 88th minute.The end of the duel was exciting, with a penalty marked in the extension time in favor of the Balearic team that was annulled by the VAR for a previous offside of Angel. Jagoba Arrasate’s team does not know what it is to lose away from El Sadar and showed in Son Moix that they are a very difficult opponent to overcome. He got an advantage through Cote and came back from a 1-2 (scored by Dani Rodríguez and Fer Niño for Mallorca) with goals from Íñigo Pérez (m. 57) and Javi Martínez (m. 88).
The rojillo team, who this Sunday wore green, took the lead in the 8th minute with an unappealable left-foot from Cote Valdés against which Greif could do nothing. The advantage on the scoreboard for the visitors reflected what was happening on the pitch, with Osasuna dominating, vertical, always looking for the rival goal, and a more subdued Mallorca with problems to stop the offensive of the Navarrese team.
The local mismatch was fixed by Dani Rodríguez with a header that caught the entire rival defense off guard (m. 11). The Galician footballer showed many tables in the air by disturbing the vision of goal Herrera in a ball that arrived rained, first, and looking for the right space to head to the net, later. The team of Jagoba Arrasate, with rotations and in which the Argentine Chimy Ávila made his debut in the starting eleven, did not give up its efforts to seek Greif’s goal. Manolo Reina’s substitute under the sticks saved his team on a couple of occasions, the clearest one, a shoe from Moncayola (m. 12) that Greif deflected to the corner.
The Slovakian goal, however, could do nothing before the phenomenal hit of Íñigo Pérez in the launch of a direct free kick (m. 57). The ball slipped through the left corner of the goal making Greif’s stretch useless. Shortly before, the South Korean Kang In Lee, who had a good performance, although to a lesser degree than the great game he made last day at the Bernabeú, left his place to the Ivorian Lago Junior. Later, Fer Niño, injured, was replaced by Abdón Prats.
The two teams did not give up the win in the second half. Osasuna was more cautious in their forays into attack, although they did not cease in their efforts to seek the three points and Mallorca, without slowing down, also fought for their options. That faith in the victory of the Navarrese team paid off two minutes from the end with Javi Martínez’s goal. However, Mallorca could tie in the extension time. The referee signaled a penalty in the visiting area that was annulled by the VAR when Dani Rodríguez was about to shoot it. The video referee appreciated a previous offside. It was a cruel end for the team of Luis García Plaza, who always showed his face and is not having luck with injuries. The last to fall, Fer Niño.
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