Madrid Spain. The Mexican coach Javier Aguirre debuted on the team bench Mallorca with a bitter defeat against Getafe by a score of 1-0, a vital match for Mallorcans in the fight for not relegation, since a supposed victory would reach the local team in points and they would come out of hell.
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Javier Aguirre with a defensive stop
the debut of Javier Aguirrewho in little more than a week understood perfectly what the problem was with the Mallorca, a strain on defense. In fact, it is the second team, only behind Levante, with the most goals against. The result of his first diagnosis moved him to the pitch and he set up a five-man defense with midfielder Iddrisu Baba at the center of the defence.
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It was not the only novelty of the Mexican coach. In addition to changing the drawing of the Mallorca, placed new pieces on the lawn. In part, forced by the casualties (Valjent, Jaume Costa and Raíllo). But he also opted for other players and up to six names appeared as a novelty compared to the eleven that he lost against Espanyol (Maffeo, Russo, Olivan, Battaglia, Salva Sevilla and Fer Niño).
’ caused a monumental traffic jam. Suddenly, both Getafe and Mallorcathey had the same system with a very populated defense.
The key moment of the duel Getafe vs Mallorca
Nothing happened in the Coliseum until the key move of the game in which the VAR participated. At minute 63 of the match, referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz did not see a penalty for a possible handball by Russo to a shot by Enes Ünal. After reviewing the images, he changed his mind marking the maximum penalty and, in addition, expelling the defender from the Mallorca.
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Then, goalkeeper Sergio Rico became a giant with a huge double save. First, he took the penalty from Enes Ünal. And, later, on the rebound, he saved Olivera’s shot, who sang a goal with a powerful left foot that ran into an impressive save.
Getafe’s winning goal
With one more man, coach Quique Sánchez Flores decided to change the system and formed a 4-4-2. He had twenty minutes to break the iron resistance of the Mallorca.
Gonzalo Villar’s entry was key. His magic appeared when Getafe was up to its neck in water. With eight minutes remaining, he leaked a spectacular pass to Borja Mayoral, who beat Sergio Rico, unable to pull off another saving save. It was enough. Getafe broke a streak of six games without a win and moved six points from relegation, while Mallorca is in 18th place, in the relegation zone, with 26 points.