After a weekend where I was told “Halloween, when demons and ghouls hang out – because demons are ghouls best friends!” “- Real Mallorca, for the fifth game in a row, lost points in added time, drawing a 1-1 draw against Cadiz on Sunday noon.
In a game we dominated until the 93rd minute, we lost the three-point chance due to a lack of discipline in the dying moments which also saw Mallorca coach Luis Garcia Plaza being sent off for shouting to the referee – ask him a perfectly normal question about an unfathomable decision!
Both teams entered this game fighting for points, but we were totally dominant in the first half. In the 20th minute, Salva Sevilla’s perfectly struck free kick hit the bar and bounced back. We suddenly came into life and into the 29th minute Iddrisu Baba initially reacted by calmly dismissing the ball from Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma to give the islanders the advantage, 0-1.
As has happened far too often lately, Mallorca came out in the second half and sat down waiting for Cadiz to react. When the teams came out, Valjent was visibly missing and was later reported to have ‘flu symptoms, which makes him uncertain for the Sunday night kick-off at 6.30 p.m. in the Son Moix against Elche.
His departure meant the introduction of liability advocate Sedlar. In every match the Serbian player plays he receives a card and Sunday was no exception. After only five minutes, his name entered the notebook of referee Pizarro Gomez, and in the 87th minute he again committed a fault and was expelled.
Mallorca had much less possession in the second half but “Silver Fox” Salva Seville continued to spray perfect point passes all over the pitch.
As Mallorca pushed further on the pitch, LGP sounded the changes, calling on Galarreta and Antonio Sanchez as the coach sought more dynamism and strength in the engine room.
Then came a bizarre incident involving the referee, he sent off Iza from Cadiz for a bad tackle on Dani Rodriguez.
The referee was given the task of examining the gathering of the VAR people in Madrid. The red card was then withdrawn, and Baba was shown a yellow for an innocuous foul which took place a minute before.
The VAR referee, Mateu Lahoz, The best Spanish referee and the most hated reminded Sr. Pizarro Gomez of Baba’s fault and Sr. Gomez returned to the field monitor for another look.
There is so much now confusion with VAR that it is more difficult to know what the rules are.
Our match referee did the right thing by showing Iza rouge for a serious foul by the last defender and VAR’s intervention sparked outrage on social media.
The decision was a potential winning changer and we were, to some extent, stolen.
By this time, Mallorca was starting to lose discipline.
LGP was sent off for his protests and then right after the death substitute Joan Sastre clearly pushed Lozano into the box and veteran striker Negredo sent Reina the wrong way with the result. penalty, 1-1.
SUMMARY: You couldn’t catch those late goals we conceded in the dying minutes of games. It is now five games in a row in which we surrendered towards the end.
Now it’s not about bad luck anymore, it’s more about responsibility, it’s just not normal to throw points to death and the LGP coach needs to get the situation under control.
Cadiz’s penalty was a disaster for Joan Sastre.
Here is a player who in third and second division of Spanish football has been an exceptional revelation every week.
Now I’m afraid he’s been a disaster and he’s not good enough for this league.
His fault on Lozano was childish at best.
For the Elche game on Sunday, I would move the versatile Antonio Sanchez to the right-back and leave Sastre at his home in Porreres!
Playing Sedlar and Sastre on the same team is a recipe for disaster. From now on, we will have to reach 90 minutes with three goals in advance or we will suffer the consequences. LGP’s decision to be Sastre backfired and it is time for the coach to realize that Sastre is not a Premier League player. We have to learn – quickly – how to see the games and watch players like Lago Junior, Hoppe and Fer Niño sitting the whole game on the bench made me angry – we have to score more goals.
Elche are the visitors here next Sunday at 6.30pm in a MUST WIN game. Incredibly, all of our injuries (with the exception of Take Kubo) were inflicted on defensive players and our opponents discovered our weakness in the defensive line in the final minutes and it gets dangerously serious, and we could well see some more defensive absentees next Sunday.
As they left the Mallorcafé on Sunday afternoon two players were on the lips of angry and frustrated supporters Sastre and Sedlar and maybe we need a new central defender and back in January. Two years ago we almost got into big trouble by not having adequate defense coverage and it can’t happen again.
And finally, a director in the Rocky Mountains said to a tourist, “Brown bears are generally harmless. We suggest that you attach small bells to your backpack and allow the bears time to get out of your way.
However, grizzly bears are extremely dangerous, if you see grizzly bear droppings, leave the area immediately. Tourist: “How will we know if this is grizzly poop?” “
Guardian: “It’s easy, they are full of little bells !!”