Almería and Mallorca improve their self-esteem at the expense of Sevilla and Rayo
The real sum of three with Brais Méndez against Elche
MADRID, 28 years ago. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Almería stunned Sevilla (2-1) this Saturday with a nice, well-deserved win on Matchday 3 of LaLiga Santander, which also left Mallorca with a meaningful win at Vallecas (0-2) and Real Sociedad’s victory at Elche (0-1).
Sevilla continue to raise the bar and no longer look like the team that fought for the League last year until the last days. The names are very similar, but Julen Lopetegui’s team, in the lower zone with 1 point from 9, do not work and have no punch.
The Almeria side have a vein with Ramazani and Sadiq, although the Nigerian seems to have more and more girlfriends to leave the club in the final stretch of the market. Lamela was the one who forgave the visitors the most chances, also thanks to Fernando under the sticks. Sevilla were a little more comfortable after home pressure, Lopetegui’s side found it 0-1 from a good cross from Alex Telles which Oliver Torres sent into the net with a header.
Between Papu Gómez, Rafa Mir, Ocampos, the danger was sensed. However, before the break, in an indecision between central defenders, Ramazani made it 1-1. Confident on the pitch, Sevilla lost their presence on the restart, overwhelmed in midfield, and with Sadiq giving a recital, until getting revenge for what was forgiven with 2-1 in the 55th minute.
Almería took the win as Sevilla came close for the first time in the 80th minute. Fernando didn’t let his guard down and, in Isco’s I want and I can’t, the Champions team died against a newly promoted who has the formula although it could be retired in the final week of the market.
Moreover, Real immediately regained the taste of victory with a hard-fought game against Elche who scored just one goal in three games and only one point as well. With the urgency to go to the market for Isak’s exit, millionaire yes, Imanol Alguacil has confirmed that Brais Méndez points to a good signing this year.
The former Celta player scored the winning goal with great quality and definition, just like Isak had done before, after 20 minutes. In the 35th minute, Real forgave the 0-2 penalty with Merino. Elche weren’t firm behind but didn’t leave the game thanks to Collado, the good news from the Elche market for Francisco.
The recovery was also that of the player on loan from Barça but Real was gradually coping with the situation. The changes have left the Basques feeling better, in a win similar to Cadiz and six points for the Alguacil side, while reinforcements are sought.
MALLORCA ATTACKS VALLECAS
Meanwhile, Rayo failed on their long-awaited home debut on matchday three against a Mallorca side who defended with authority and wisely secured their maiden victory. Kang-in Lee was MVP of the match with his second-half recital and the 0-2 that showed Javier Aguirre’s side the way to victory.
Rayo gave way behind and Mallorca made them pay, and also the home side had no attacking presence, with just one shot on goal. Dani Rodríguez’s interception left Muriqi 0-1 after 13 minutes, forcing Iraola’s men to react. El Rayo piled people on it but failed to get shot.
The local madness multiplied when on a goal kick and poor back clearance from Balliu, Lee took the opportunity to make it 0-2 with great quality. Rayo suddenly loses the good feeling of their start, both behind and up, and Mallorca add their first win in one of last year’s demanding fields.