Golden boy Lee Kang-in (22-Mallorca) rang the bell for his hometown team Valencia once again. It was his fifth assist of the season and his highest-rated performance.
Mallorca defeated Valencia 1-0 at home in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga at the Edadi Mallorca Son Moix on 26 September. The result leaves Mallorca in 11th place in the league with 13 wins, eight draws and 15 defeats, and 47 points. They bounced back from a 0-3 shock loss at Almeria the previous day. With only two games left in the season, it won’t be easy, but the gap between them and the teams above them isn’t too big and they’re in a position to challenge for seventh place in the league. Mallorca will close out the season with matches against Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano.
Team ace Lee Kang-in continued his fine form. He picked up his fifth assist of the season in the 19th minute to set up fellow striker Bedat Murki’s winning goal. This season, Lee has six goals and five assists in 35 league appearances. On the day, football media outlet Footmob gave Lee an 8.1 rating, the highest in both competitions. He started and played 83 minutes as a left-sided midfielder and had 55 ball touches, attempted four dribble breaks, all of which were successful, for a success rate of 100 per cent. He also contested one aerial ball and made one tackle in defence. He had seven passes into the final third (danger zone). He had three key passes and a passing success rate of 75 per cent. He also had a rating of 7.91 on Fúscore.com.
Valencia is Lee’s hometown team. Lee grew up in the Valencia youth team, but after being released by the club, he moved to Mallorca in 2021 for a pittance. This season, he has been the team’s ace and has risen to the top of the league. For Valencia, it’s a move they’ll regret. In fact, it”s not the first time Lee has rung his hometown club. In October last year, he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. Back then, he didn’t do any celebrations after scoring to show his respect for his home team. This time, Lee put on a great performance.스포츠토토
Lee’s assist came in the 19th minute of the second half. After picking up the ball on the left flank, he checked for Mourinho, who signalled with a raised hand inside the penalty box, before sending in a pinpoint delivery. Mourinho unleashed a powerful header that rattled the net. Mourinho then embraced Lee Kang-in and performed a finger-pointing gesture. He credited Lee with the crucial assist. His teammates also gathered to celebrate the goal.
In the first 10 minutes of the game, Lee Kang-in showed off his light footwork to beat the defence with a brilliant individual move. In the 21st minute, he used his right foot instead of his left to deliver a long pass to his teammate on the other side of the field. In the 25th minute, he defended with a smart tackle. In the 43rd minute, Lee made a dribbling run down the left flank despite three defenders. Lee’s performance continued in the second half. Even without an assist, he made a dribbling break and pass along the left line in the 27th minute. The opposing defence caught up to him but couldn’t stop him. When Lee was substituted off in the 38th minute, Valencia striker Edinson Cavani made a pushing motion with his hand to tell him to get off the field, prompting the Mallorca home fans to cheer him on. It was a rude gesture. The referee also showed a yellow card. Mallorca held on to their one-goal lead until the very end to secure a valuable three points.
Mourinho, who scored the winning goal, has a rating of 7.7 on FootMob. Only Lee Kang-in has a higher rating than Mourinho, who scored the goal. HootScore.com also gave Mourinho a rating of 7.32. Mourinho only had one shot on target on the day, and it was his goal from a Lee cross. Mallorca centre-back Kopete had the highest rating of 8.04, according to Hoopscore.com. He won five dribbles and made four tackles.