Goals1-0, 62 ‘: Cucho Hernández Already in the second half, the Alavés began warning, but Take Kubo’s appearance electrified the duel and improved Mallorca. But if against something the vermilion team cannot fight it is with the VAR. In 54 ’ Dani Rodríguez scored a great goal because at the start of the action Cucho controlled the ball with his hand. This new blow seemed difficult to digest, but Mallorca continued rowing, pushed by necessity, and, in 63 ’, Cucho made the 1-0. The Alavés did not rise and the vermilion triumph, of gold. EI Mallorca resisted, persisted, believed and won. The vermilion set was better than the Alavés and did not fall apart when the VAR canceled Dani Rodrígue a great goalz. Those of Vicente Moreno did an exercise of overcoming and Cucho signed the goal that takes them off the descent. Pacheco was not enough and Alavés looks down at the table.Occupying downhill positions is something that grips and places weight on the players’ boots and it was found in a Mallorca that started idling. The Alavés, better placed, pushed the opponent and although he did not test Manolo Reina, he gave off better sensations. With the passing of the minutes, the fear disappeared, Pozo and Lumor were shown by the bands and those of Vicente Moreno began to deserve something more. In the 25 ’, Budimir had a great opportunity, after a strategic action in a corner, but Pacheco was excellent. It was the start of the Alavés goalkeeper’s recital, which was placed under the spotlight and still shone more four minutes later. Magallán committed a penalty because the ball touched him on the left arm after a header from Budimir. The referee did not hesitate and the VAR ratified it. It was Salva Sevilla who took the responsibility and Pacheco who took the prize. He guessed the intention of the half vermilion and stopped the maximum penalty. That mistake did not hold the vermilion, but it stirred them even more. Vicente Moreno got tired of shouting “calm” because he saw that the actions of his team were full of precipitation and this caused the success to be minimal. ChangesLeonardo Kourtis (27 ‘, Lumor), Takefusa Kubo (51 ‘, Aleix Febas), Edgar Mendez (56 ‘, Oliver Burke), Manu García (67 ‘, Lisandro Magallán), Martín Aguirregabiria (76 ‘, Aleix Vidal), Aleksander Sedlar (83 ‘, Alejandro Pozo) “We had to win for many reasons. We came from negative results (three straight losses) that make you dent, make you doubt. We have won the prize for a great job of the players, and I’m very happy for them and the fans,” he said The Valencian coach.Mallorca ended a streak of three straight games without winning, although according to Moreno “football is not being all fair” that he should with his team. “It has cost us a lot (add the three points at stake), but based on insisting we put the game where we wanted, I repeat, before a great rival in both physical and tactical,” he said.For Moreno, the entry of Japanese Takefusa Kubo in the second half was not decisive in the victory against Alavés, despite his notable contribution to the goal of the Colombian ‘Cucho’ Hernández. “Not especially,” the coach responded to the question of whether the player assigned by Real Madrid had stirred the Balearic attack.“The key (of the victory) was not there. Already in the first half a favorable result would not have been strange, regardless of the penalty (missed by Salva Sevilla). Take contributed his work, as Aleix Febas (Alexsandar) Sedlar and ( Leonardo) Koutris, who has made his debut for Lumor’s injury today. For me it is important to have a feeling for the team when you make a change and everyone has contributed, “he said.Asier Garitano: “We missed creating occasions”The coach of Deportivo Alavés, Asier Garitano, said after the defeat against Mallorca that his team “lacked to create chances”, in a game in which “we started very well in the first minutes of each period of time and we faced very excited, “he stressed.“We have competed and the players have given everything. We knew that it would be difficult because of the situation of Mallorca (in the classification), and that they were going to squeeze us a lot. We started well, we had that clear chance of Lucas in one on one, but we lacked that: get ahead because in this type of games they decide the teams that mark first, “Garitano explained.The Gipuzkoan coach insisted that his team “played many minutes in the rival field”, but also admitted that with the passing of the minutes, “Mallorca was tightening more and more and the game was changing in his favor.” “We wanted to generate concern in the field of an opponent who came from several defeats, but the truth is that it cost us more than in other games,” said Asier Garitano. CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: César Soto GradoLisandro Magallán (39 ‘, Yellow) The guard (70 ‘, Yellow Vicente Moreno: “Today is expensive”The coach of Mallorca, Vicente Moreno, has admitted that he felt “very happy” for the victory against Deportivo Alavés, “especially for my players, whose work and effort against a great rival must be valued a lot,” he said. “Today has been expensive in a very difficult week,” said Moreno, referring to the fall of his team to the relegation zone after the defeat against Espanyol and the dismissal of the CEO of the club Maheta Molango.
Pep Guardiola is solely to blame for Manchester City’s shock loss to Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday night, talkSPORT have been told.The Premier League champions conceded two sloppy goals as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their opening Euro group game at the Etihad Stadium. The former Barcelona boss looked confused all evening Guardiola looks on from a box at the Etihad silverware 3 While much has been made of the lacklustre performances by the players and the lack of spectators in the stadium, talkSPORT’s Adrian Clarke claims former Barcelona boss Guardiola is to blame.The Spaniard received a UEFA touchline ban for comments made about officials in the quarter-final defeat against Liverpool last season, and former Arsenal man Clarke feels the Citizens duly suffered.“If anyone is to blame for this defeat, it’s Pep Guardiola and I’ll tell you why,” he said on talkSPORT 2.“He shouldn’t have lost his rag last season against Liverpool with the officials! If he had kept his composure then, he’d have been in the dressing room then and he might have been able to use his undoubted charisma, the qualities he brings. latest SORRY “Instead he’s stuck up in the stands unable to effect things, so he’s more culpable than the supporters who didn’t turn up.“And obviously the players – the decision making for the goals was really bad.“The second one is a goal that typifies the entire season so far, not just for City, but for England, for Arsenal, all of these clubs that want to play out from the back. gameday cracker scrap England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Laporte gives the ultimate hospital pass for me into Fernandinho – he had three players descending on him!“He does not want it, but he gives it to him, the ball is turned over and seconds later Lyon score. You’ve got to be smarter than that if you’re Manchester City. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF It had a clear effect on the players, who looked poor on the night Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Popular Football News Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 3