As Barcelona confirmed their La Liga title against Espanyol, Mallorca’s retention was also confirmed. The performance of key players, including Lee Kang-in, was decisive.
On the 13th (Korean time), Mallorca, which played round 34 of the 2022-2023 Spanish La Liga at Visit Mallorca Stadium in Mallorca, Spain, won 1-0 against Cadiz. Mallorca played 34 rounds before other teams and added 3 points to 44 points (12 wins, 8 draws, 14 losses).
In the same round, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 4-2 to secure the league title. Barcelona has 85 points with 4 games left and maintains a 14-point gap with second place Real Madrid. In the remaining games, Real rose to the top of the league for the first time in four years, two points ahead of the maximum possible points.
Mallorca’s retention has also been confirmed. Espanyol’s failure to win has eliminated Mallorca’s chances of reaching the points level with 31 points. The matches of the remaining lower-ranking teams are also intertwined until the end. This is because Cadiz and Valladolid will face off in the next match, and Valladolid and Getafe will face off in the final round. Currently, Cadiz and Valladolid are 16th and 17th with 35 points. Getafe is 18th with 34 points. After the game against Barcelona, Mallorca also congratulated itself on remaining through its official social media (SNS), saying, “It’s Primera Liga!”
The performance of key players was great. Lee Kang-in recorded 6 goals and 4 assists this season, recording the first double-digit attack points in La Liga, and forward striker Bedat Muriki scored 13 goals and 3 assists. In addition, captain Antonio Rayo led the defense well, and goalkeeper Redrick Rykovic kept the goal, which was uneasy last season.
It is a great success that Mallorca, whose team’s annual salary is at a low level, succeeded in staying early. According to Spain’s ‘Cope’, Mallorca is the 5th lowest salary team in La Liga as of the end of the winter transfer market. The value of the team is about 50.23 million euros (approximately 73 billion 69.46 million won).
They also showed strong performances at home. Eight of their 12 wins this season have come at home to Mallorca. At home, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid showed the appearance of catching giants. 안전놀이터
Mallorca succeeded in remaining for two consecutive seasons. The 2021-2022 season managed to remain at the end of the season, but this season ended relatively comfortably.