Mallorca and Osasuna almost finished the third game with an identical result (2: 2). Although, it was a little lacking that the referee did not change his opinion, that this time it would probably be a draw with more goals on those sides …
But Osasuna was determined today to take all the spoils. After exactly 15 years, she found a way to win all three points against Mallorca in the Balearics – 3: 2.
The match was such that it could not pass without drama in the finish. The referee extended the match for as much as 10 minutes, and in the 92nd minute he awarded a penalty for Mallorca due to an alleged foul in the penalty area. Although he initially showed that there was no reason to protest, the arbitrator Ortiz decided to look at the video after which he changed his mind – there is no penalty.
The team, which included a Serbian international from the beginning, showed a great character Darko Brašanac. Osasuna took the lead, and by halftime they went into the deficit, and again they managed to take the lead again and reach the final victory.
The first two goals of the team from Pamplona are equally strong impression. They were projectiles with which the goalkeeper Griffin he couldn’t do anything. And, he made his debut today in front of the goal of Mallorca, he got a chance instead of the regretted veteran Reinehowever, he will not remember that premiere well.
Osasuna took the lead with a cannon shot Kotea in the 9th minute. Such bombs were usually sent in the best days by Aleksandar Kolarov, in the far corner with such force that the goalkeeper could not do anything.
The joy was short-lived, Rodriguez equalized after a corner, received the ball on the five-pointer and aimed it at the goal. And, in the last moments of the first part, the break was again fatal for Osasun, after the deduction Fair happily reached the ball behind the back of the defense and easily scored for 2: 1.
The solid character did not allow the guests to fall. They attacked, went for the equalizer and reached it with another Euro goal. Injigo Perez took a perfect free kick from some 25 meters and hit where Griffin he could not reach.
Of the three goals of the team from Pamplona, the third was the least attractive, but it was the most valuable. Martinez in the 89th minute, he used a good cross shot to checkmate for the third time Grifa. Third luck, for three points in the suitcase for Pamplona…
SPAIN ROUND 1 – 7
Alaves – Atletico Madrid 1: 0 (1: 0)
/ Lagardija 4 /
Valencia – Athletic Bilbao 1: 1 (0: 0)
/ De Sousa 95 – Martinez 68 /
Sevilla – Espanyol 2: 0 (1: 0)
/ An-Nesiri 13, Mir 88 /
Real Madrid – Villarreal 0: 0
Mallorca – Osasuna 2: 3 (2: 1)
/ Rodriguez 11, Ninjo 45 – Kote 9, Perez 58, Martinez 89 /
*** Quotas are subject to change