Lewandowski was not included in Barcelona’s starting lineup in this league match. The captain of the Polish national football team sat on the bench. Ferran Torres, Rafinha, and Joao Felix played in the Blaugrana attack.
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The match did not start as Xavi’s players wanted. Only seven minutes after the start of the match, Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a mistake while playing the ball under his goal. The opponents intercepted the ball, and after a moment of confusion inside the visitors’ penalty area, Vedat Muriqi scored on the scoresheet.
The team from the Catalan capital was able to respond even before the end of the first half. In the 41st minute, Rafinha scored a very good shot from a long distance. The Brazilian had the opportunity to increase Barcelona’s lead when he faced the Mallorca goalkeeper moments after his goal. However, the 26-year-old sent the ball over the crossbar.
Although the Pride of Catalonia players dominated the field, their opponent was able to seize the lead again. This time the German goalkeeper was defeated by Abdon Prats. Thanks to this goal, Javier Aguirre and his players entered the locker room with a one-goal lead.
After the break, the guests had the opportunity to equalize the score. However, after a good move, Felix hit the post. A few minutes after this procedure, Lewandowski appeared on the field and took Torres’ place. There was a controversial situation in the second half. 16-year-old Lamine Yamal fell in the Mallorca penalty area. Although the referee initially awarded a penalty kick, after reviewing the video with the VAR system, he retracted his decision.
However, that did not prevent Barcelona players from scoring another goal in this match. The goal was scored by Fermin Lopez, who was born in 2003. Robert Lewandowski participated in this goal, as he first focused the attention of the Mallorca defenders and then passed the ball to the Spaniard.
Neither team was able to turn the tide of victory in its team’s favor until the final whistle. The match in the seventh round of the Spanish League ended with a score of 2:2.
Mallorca – Barcelona 2:2 (2:1)
Objectives: Vedat Muriqi 8, Abdon Prats 45+3 – Rafinha 41, Fermin Lopez 75
RCD Mallorca: Predrag Rajkovic – Giovanni Alessandro Gonzalez-Abode (Sippi van der Heyden 85), Martin Valjeant, Matija Nastasic, Jose Copete, Pablo Maffeo (Jaume Costa 35) – Daniel Rodriguez (Manu Morlanes 85), Antonio Sanchez (Cel Larin 64), Samo Costa . Vedat Muriqi – Abdoun Brats (Serge Darder 64)
F.C.B: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Joao Cancelo, Ronald Araujo, Inigo Martinez (Jules Kounde 78), Alejandro Balde – Gavi, Oriol Romeu (Fermin Lopez 65), Ilkay Gundogan – Rafinha, Ferran Torres (Robert Lewandowski 58), Joao Felix (Lamine) . (Yamal 65)
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