The Majorca has taken a giant step forward in its aspirations to be promoted to First Division by defeating 2-0 at CD Lugo in the stadium They are Moix, a victory that takes him 8 points away from Almeria, third in the table and for now his most immediate rival in the great goal of returning to the top flight of Spanish football.
The goals of Dani Rodriguez, in the first minute of the game, and Victor Mollejo in the resumption, both after serious defensive failures by the visitors, sentenced a Lugo who is approaching dangerously to the relegation zone after chaining his twelfth game without winning.
The early riser goal of Dani Rodriguez scored a nondescript first half, without football, with Mallorca more concerned with defending their advantage and not making mistakes.
Lugo found spaces and was about to take advantage of them in the 12th minute, with possible hands of Rail in his area, which the referee ignored and did not intervene VAR.
In injury time, the Lugo team was able to tie with a shot of Chris Ramos that forced Manolo Reina to make a big intervention to avoid the goal.
Shortly before Joan Sastre, whose throwing of the band gave rise to the goal of Dani Rodriguez, had the 2-0, but the visiting goal also prevented it, Ander Cantero.
The Majorca He approached the second half with more ambition and found the prize of the goal of tranquility through Victor Mollejo (min. 62), who had recently replaced Jordi Mboula.
The defense of Lugo, as happened with both Dani Rodriguez, was lazy in that action and allowed Sweetbread, on loan from Atlético de Madrid, scored after winning a loose ball in the small area.
From that moment on, the team of Luis Garcia played with the time factor in his favor against an opponent who tried everything to, at least, start a draw in They are Moix.
The 2-0 was definitive, a marker that reinforces the place of direct promotion of the vermilion and leaves the Lugo team very close to the relegation zone.
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2- Mallorca: Queen; Joan Sastre, Valjent, Raíllo, Oliván; M’Boula (Mollejo, min. 60), Sedlar (Ruiz de Galarreta, min. 60), Salva Sevilla (Baba, min. 75), Dani Rodríguez; Amath (Murilo, min. 80), Abdón Prats (Álvaro Giménez, min. 60).
0- Lugo: Stonemason; Campabadal (Seoane, min. 78), Alende, Venancio, Canella; Gerard, El Hacen (Herrera, min. 78), Juanpe, Ramos (Pita, min. 67); Carrillo, Appiah.
Goals: 1-0, min. 1: Dani Rodríguez; 2-0, min.62: Sweetbread.
Referee: Ocón Arráiz (Riojano Committee). He admonished Sedlar, Amath del Mallorca; Juanpe Jiménez and Appiah, from Lugo.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the thirty-fourth day of the SmartBank League played at the Visit Mallorca Estadi without an audience in the stands due to the health restrictions of the covid-19. EFE