He Majorca gave his fans the first joy of the season by beating Sevilla 1-0 with a goal from Cyle Larin in the first half of a match played under great tension, with an air of an early end, between two rivals who needed the three points at stake to move away from the relegation spots.
The VAR was decisive for the victory of the Mallorcan fans. The referee Alberola Rojas Adriá Pedrosa’s tying goal was annulled after consulting the monitor when he understood that En-Nesyri touched the ball with an elbow before it entered the goal of an exceptional Predrag Rajkovic, who stopped everything.
With the victory, first in Son Moix and second of the course, Mexican coach Javier Aguirre breathes. The defeat, sixth in sixteen days, fourth away from Sánchez Pizjuán, increases the problems of his Uruguayan colleague Diego Alonso, who is increasingly questioned and on a tightrope.
The Canadian Cyle Larin scored his first goal -an unstoppable left footed shot- in this league and Serbian goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic stopped everything that came his way in the first half.
Javier Aguirre insisted on Larin, even though everything indicated that Abdón Prats was going to play alongside youth player Javi Llabrés, scorer of two goals in the Copa del Rey against CD Valle de Egüés.
The “Vasco” got it right. His team only reached the sevilla goal and it was enough.
The North American scored the goal himself, taking advantage of the second advantage that the visiting defense gave him to arm his left leg and score with a low shot close to Marko Dmitrovic’s left post.
In the other goal, Rajkovic made Sevilla desperate, and also Diego Alonso in his technical areawho couldn’t believe that the ball didn’t go into the local goal.
The Sevillistas, with numerous and important casualties in their ranks, also lost the Belgian Dodi Lukébakio in the 17th minute due to injury. He was replaced by his compatriot Adnan Januzaj.
Rajkovic continued doing his thing. He responded to a right hand (min. 3) and a header from the Argentine Lucas Ocampos (min. 36) with solvency; He also had time to stop a great shot from Juanlu (min. 47).
The recital of the Balkan goal continued after the restart. Youssef En-Nesyri had the tie, but Rajkovic guessed the intention and avoided the visiting goal.
He also deflected Sergio Ramos’s header into a corner almost from point-blank range after a corner taken by Rakitic.
He Sevilla arrived very clearly and Mallorca seemed unable to take advantage of the spaces that his rival left.
In the 63rd minute, Adriá Pedrosa scored by taking advantage of an error by Portuguese Samu Costa.
He referee, however, annulled the goal after consulting the VAR monitor understanding that the ball hit En-Nesyri’s elbow before entering the Mallorcan goal.
Both teams were able to score in the final stretch. Antonio Sánchez had the clearest chance in a one-on-one match that was favorable to Dmitrovic. Sevilla tried hard to equalize, but Mallorca prevented it closing the spaces and with their goalkeeper Rajkovic in a stellar plan.