RCD Mallorca’s stunning 3-0 victory at Son Moix on Sunday saw ecstatic scenes as the team were promoted back to La Liga after an absence of 6 seasons. The jubilant fans inside Son Moix and those many thousands who attended the victory parade have had their minds firmly on the remarkable events of the previous 72 hours. Whilst the players strained every sinew of their being to achieve the impossible, Vicente Moreno and his technical team know that now the hard work begins.
RCD Mallorca face their ultimate and biggest challenge of the season tomorrow evening in the do or die play off final second leg against Deportivo La Coruña. The Vermillion face an uphill battle having lost the first leg by 2 goals to 0 after playing more than 45 minutes of the game with 10 men. Marc Pedraza saw red after a tackle that resulted in Alex Bergantinos sustaining a horrific facial injury that saw him hospitalised overnight. A sold out Son Moix will drive the team onward and with their record at Son Moix this season, this tie is far from over.
A superb Salva Sevilla strike slayed another play off challenger on Sunday afternoon as RCD Mallorca took another big step towards finishing in the top six and the promotion play off places. Cynical UD Almeria were punished for their indiscipline with the referee handing out 3 red cards to the visitors in a game that mathematically ended their slim play off hopes and saw coach Fran Fernandez leave his role.
This Sunday RCD Mallorca must sweep away the disappointment of the death of their automatic promotion hopes as they prepare to face yet another challenger for the top six at Son Moix. Like Sporting de Gijon two weeks ago, UD Almeria visit Mallorca looking to peg back their rival for the top six. For RCD Mallorca, another challenger calls and another big game beckons as they seek to maintain their play off position.
RCD Mallorca fell to a disappointing defeat on Saturday afternoon against already relegated Gimnastic to end the hopes of automatic promotion. RCD Mallorca put in a dismal performance but almost managed to salvage something from the game with a 90th minute goal from Abdon Prats. However, they couldn’t hold out and moments later conceded the winning goal with only seconds left until the final whistle.
Prior to the game RCD Mallorca were in a buoyant mood following a run of 6 games unbeaten and back to back wins against promotion rivals Sporting de Gijon and Malaga. However, this game was a banana skin which RCD Mallorca well and truly fell for. Missing key players Dani Rodriguez and Antonio Raillo through suspension, playing away to an already relegated side is not as easy as it seems. Vicente’s Moreno and his former Gimnastic men found it a particularly unhappy return to Tarragona.
RCD Mallorca must beware of the banana skin this weekend as they travel to Gimnastic de Tarragona, seeking to put themselves in with a shout of second place and automatic promotion. Relegated Gimnastic will be a tough nut to crack having beaten Osasuna and Albacete at home already this season. Suspensions for key players for RCD Mallorca means it will be up to their replacements to step in and keep the performance level high.
«Si se Puede, Si se Puede» rang around Son Moix on Sunday night at the final whistle as RCD Mallorca won in the most dramatic fashion with a late late Alex Lopez goal. The strike in the 95th minute of the game secured a deserved 2-1 victory and all but ended the play off hopes of Real Sporting de Gijon. Most importantly for RCD Mallorca, the result in the electric Son Moix atmosphere has catapulted them right into contention for the second automatic promotion spot.
RCD Mallorca go into Sunday’s game against Sporting de Gijon knowing that victory would open up an almost insurmountable 10 point lead over their opponents with 5 games remaining and simultaneously knock them out of the reckoning for the top six places. It is a golden opportunity to make it 6 teams chasing 4 play off spots and eliminate one of their chasers. Sporting are not to be underestimated though as one of the form sides in the division and are unbeaten in 9 games. Time for Vicente Moreno’s men to take a deep breath and go again, another cup final calls.
RCD Mallorca announced themselves as serious promotion contenders on Saturday afternoon with a smash and grab victory over Málaga CF at La Rosaleda. The Vermillion proved their doubters wrong in rising to the challenge and pulling off yet another unexpected away victory when they needed it the most. Will RCD Mallorca fans now allow agree that is it time to talk promotion?
RCD Mallorca and Malaga CF open the La Liga 2 schedule tomorrow afternoon at La Rosaleda deadlocked on 58 points. Both teams will be seeking a crucial victory over their closest rival in the table as the games slowly tick away towards the conclusion of the season. RCD Mallorca fans will be wondering, hoping and dreaming that the side can rise to the challenge.
RCD Mallorca took themselves one step closer to finishing in the play offs with victory over CF Rayo Majadahonda On Saturday night. The Vermillion showed no complacency in the opening moments, scoring twice in the first twenty five minutes to relieve the promotion pressure on a windy Son Moix evening.
RCD Mallorca snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat last weekend and will be looking to follow that up with all three points at home to CF Rayo Majadahonda tomorrow evening. Manager Vicente Moreno will be once again absent from the bench after his sanction from the league, but will be demanding that no complacency is allowed as they seek to continue their promotion push.
RCD Mallorca return to action after their rest last weekend with renewed determination to solidify their place in the top six. Favourable results last weekend saw RCD Mallorca return to the play off places without kicking a ball, and an ever elusive away victory this weekend would further strengthen their case. In truth though, given our current away record, just a point will suffice.
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Following a weekend in which RCD Mallorca didn’t play but picked up three points, there are nine games remaining in the regular league season. What better time to look at how our opponents did, how the league table stands, look ahead to the run in and the road to promotion.
The Weekend’s Results
The weekend’s results were kind to RCD Mallorca once more and there is a growing sense that as teams crumple around them that they must take this opportunity. Continuar leyendo «The Road to Promotion 🇬🇧»
This season RCD Mallorca has significantly overachieved compared to the expectations pre-season of even the most optimistic supporter. That said, as the side looks to cling on to 6th position and a play off spot, every point, every goal and every kick matters. Or, as we will see, every mistake, missed opportunity, late goal or refereeing error. In this article I’m going to examine the ones that got away. Continuar leyendo «The Ones That Got Away 🇬🇧»
RCD Mallorca put in a frustrating performance and returned from the mainland with nothing this weekend, falling to a 3-2 defeat away at bottom side Cordoba CF. Despite serving up a grand stand finish that offered hope, it was ultimately too little too late.
Two weeks previously, RCD Mallorca fans visited Las Palmas hoping for anything but expecting nothing. That day they took all 3 points against all expectations. Yesterday, the results were reversed and all optimism and momentum behind the RCD Mallorca promotion push seems to have been lost, for now at least.
RCD Mallorca visit Cordoba CF on Sunday at midday with fans and supporters of the Vermillion wondering which RCD Mallorca will turn up. Having shaken off their allergy to playing away from the island, the side were victorious in glorious circumstances the last time they got on a plane, inflicting the first defeat of the season for Las Palmas at their own ground.
However, RCD Mallorca fans will be afraid that the frailties that have hamstrung the side away from home this season may return. The current attitude, approach and confidence of the team suggests otherwise and RCD Mallorca go into the game in their richest vein of form of the season.
«No Queremos Football los Lunes» (We don’t want Monday football), rang out around Son Moix throughout RCD Mallorca’s game against Real Zaragoza last night. In truth, the Vermillion took quite a liking to Monday football, romping away emphatically to win the game 3-0 following the sending off of Real Zaragoza left back Carlos Nieto on 73 minutes.
Up until that stage the game had been a nervy affair, at least in the stands, with RCD Mallorca chasing all three points to capitalise on Cadiz’s slip up at home to lowly Cordoba on Sunday. Capitalise they did, eventually in style, and once Nieto had been given his marching orders the game was over and RCD Mallorca turned on the style.
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It is often said that 7 days is a long time in politics, never more so in these times of Brexit. Two weeks have proved to be a very long time in football for RCD Mallorca, who prepare for their game at Son Moix against Real Zaragoza on Monday night.
Following RCD Mallorca’s disappointment against ten men Vs Elche, their play off hopes seemed to be in tatters. However, the following two game weeks were a thing of perfection and saw the Vermillion pick up all six points against promotion rivals whilst other sides dropped points, catapulting them back into the play offs.
RCD Mallorca turned the form book on it’s head with the most unlikely away result of the season in the most difficult of locations. Unbeaten at home in the league this season until today, UD Las Palmas’ play off push under new boss Pepe Mel was halted abruptly as RCD Mallorca fly high in the Canaries. The victory for RCD Mallorca was not only season defining, it also all but kills the play off dreams of one of their challengers.
The result sees RCD Mallorca return to the top six promotion places, ahead of Cadiz on their head to head results, having taken 4 points from the South Coast side. Such small issues could prove to be decisive come the end of the season. What is certain is that now the club must stop speaking of 50 points for survival and start to aim for the sky to see who they can chase down.