FULL-TIME, Mallorca 2-2 Barcelona: Barça couldn’t perform another late miracle this time, but they managed to rescue a valuable point after a good second half performance. Mallorca proved just as tough as advertised and worked hard to earn the result, and a draw feels like the fair result after a chaotic night.
75’ GOAL!!! Mallorca 2-2 Barcelona (Fermín): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! An excellent move down the right wing ends with an assist by Raphinha, a great dummy by Robert Lewandowski and a perfect finish by young midfielder Fermín López, who scores his first goal for Barça and gives them a chance tow in the game!
65’ PENALTY REVERSED: Lamine Yamal wins a penalty after an attempted tackle by José Copete but the call is changed after a VAR review. Yamal was clever to go down in the box, but the reversal is a good decision.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Mallorca 2-1 Barcelona: Back underway at Son Moix! Let’s find a way back in this one, boys!
HALFTIME, Mallorca 2-1 Barcelona: A crazy end to the half with Mallorca in front thanks to two goals created by Barça’s poor defending, and the home team will look to defend the lead with their lives in the second half.
45’+3 GOAL, Mallorca 2-1 Barcelona (Prats): Mallorca retake the lead. Muriqi wins the header after a long ball from the back and Abdón Prats beats Ronald Araujo to the ball and finds the back of the net.
41’ GOAL!!! Mallorca 1-1 Barcelona (Raphinha): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! A huge goal just before halftime as Raphinha chases down the ball after a tackle on João Cancelo and fires a gorgeous shot into the bottom corner!
8’ GOAL, Mallorca 1-0 Barcelona (Muriqi): Mallorca take the lead. A bad mistake by Marc-André ter Stegen trying to play out from the back leads to a scramble in the box and the ball eventually finds Vedat Muriqi, who buries it home and gives the home team the edge.
KICKOFF! Mallorca 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway at Son Moix!
WELCOME TO ESTADI SON MOIX!!! The cozy home of Mallorca in beautiful Palma de Mallorca is the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one after an epic comeback win at the weekend looking to protect their lead at the top of the table. But it won’t be easy against a Mallorca side that are always very tough at home and are a nightmare matchup for Barça, and this should be a real battle in the Balearic Islands. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Araujo, Iñigo, Balde; Gündogan, Romeu, Gavi; Raphinha, Ferran, Félix (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Kounde, Christensen, Alonso, Roberto, Fermín, Yamal, Lewandowski
Starting XI: Rajkovic; González, Valjent, Nastastic, Copete, Maffeo; Rodríguez, Sánchez, Samu; Muriqi, Prats (5-3-2)
Substitutes: Greif (GK), Cuéllar (GK), Van Der Heyden, Costa, López, Mascarell, Morlanes, Darder, Quintanilla, Larin, Llabrés, Ndiaye
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 7
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 9.30pm CET (Barcelona), 8.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3.30pm ET, 12.30pm PT (USA), 1am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Estadi Son Moix, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Referee: Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz
VAR: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Viaplay Sports 2 (UK), Not Available (Spain), TSN 5 (Canada), others
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!