Valencia 1-2 Mallorca: The Vermilions get valuable away win at the Mestalla

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Mallorca eased past Valencia in a 2-1 victory on Saturday at the Mestalla. Valencia arrived with the intention of improving their league position after a 1-1 draw against Seville. Mallorca had lost their previous match against Real Sociedad. Valencia are now in 9th place, with 15 points from 11 matches, while Mallorca sit in 12th, with 12 points from 11.

Following a goalless first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on The Bats who started the second half strongly, with a goal from Edinson Cavani, 52 minutes in. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Vedat Muriqi producing an equaliser, 66 minutes in, bringing The Vermilions level. However they weren’t finished yet and Kang In Lee made it 2-1, 83 minutes in to make it 2-1.

Substitutions for Valencia included Cenk Ozkacar, Hugo Guillamon, Hugo Duro and Marcos De Sousa for Mouctar Diakhaby, Nicolas Gonzalez, Justin Kluivert and Andre Almeida, respectively. Mallorca replaced Rodrigo Battaglia, Copete, Antonio Sanchez, Martin Valjent and Jaume Costa for Amath Ndiaye, Dani Rodriguez, Iddrisu Baba, Matija Nastasic and Giovanni Gonzalez.

There were bookings for Gabriel Paulista, Yunus Musah and Hugo Guillamon from Valencia. For Mallorca, Rodrigo Battaglia, Vedat Muriqi, Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta, Dani Rodriguez and Raillo saw yellow.

Valencia next face Barcelona while Mallorca are at home to Espanyol.

Technical card:
Valencia:Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby (Cenk Ozkacar, min.4), Jose Luis Gaya, Yunus Musah, Andre Almeida (Marcos De Sousa, min.74), Nicolas Gonzalez (Hugo Guillamon, min.67), Lino, Justin Kluivert (Hugo Duro, min.74) and Edinson Cavani
Mallorca:Predrag Rajkovic, Pablo Maffeo, Copete (Dani Rodriguez, min.55), Raillo, Martin Valjent (Matija Nastasic, min.76), Jaume Costa (Giovanni Gonzalez, min.79), Antonio Sanchez (Iddrisu Baba, min.55), Rodrigo Battaglia (Amath Ndiaye, min.55), Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta, Kang In Lee and Vedat Muriqi
Stadium:the Mestalla
Goals:Edinson Cavani (1-0, min. 52), Vedat Muriqi (1-1, min. 66) and Kang In Lee (1-2, min. 83)