Lee Kang-in’s pro-family team rings again, with 5 assists + a top rating of 8.1… Mallorca, 1-0 win over Valencia
Golden boy Lee Kang-in (22-Mallorca) rang the bell for his hometown club Valencia once again. It was his fifth assist of the season and his highest-rated performance.
Mallorca earned a 1-0 home win over Valencia in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga at the Edadi Mallorca Son Moix on Saturday (Sept. 26). The result leaves Mallorca in 11th place in the league with a record of 13 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses, and 47 points. The win avenged a 0-3 shock loss at Almeria the previous day. With only two games left in the season, it won’t be easy, but the gap between them and the higher-ranked teams isn’t too big and they’re in a position to challenge for seventh place in the league. Mallorca will close out the season with matches against Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano.
Team ace Lee Kang-in continued to play well. In the 19th minute of the second half, he set up fellow forward Bedat Murki for his fifth assist of the season. This season, Lee has six goals and five assists in 35 league appearances. He is rated 8.1 by soccer media outlet Footmob, the highest rating of any player on either side of the ball. He started and played 83 minutes as a left-sided midfielder and had 55 ball touches and attempted four dribble breaks, all of which were successful, for a success rate of 100 percent. He also contested one aerial ball and made one tackle while defending. He had seven passes into the final third (danger zone). He had three key passes and a passing success rate of 75%. He also had a good rating of 7.91 on Fourscore.com.
Valencia is Lee’s hometown team. Lee grew up in the Valencia youth team, but after being released, he moved to Mallorca in 2021 for a pittance. This season, he’s been the team’s ace and has risen to the top of the league. For Valencia, it’s a move they’ll regret. In fact, it”s not the first time Lee has rung the bell for his hometown club. In October of last year, he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. Back then, he didn’t do any celebrations after scoring to show his respect for his hometown team. This time around, Lee put on a great performance.
Lee’s assist came in the 19th minute of the second half. After picking up the ball on the left flank, he checked for Mourinho, who signaled with a raised hand inside the penalty box, before sending in a pinpoint delivery cross. Mourinho unleashed a powerful header that rattled the net. Mourinho then embraced Lee Kang-in and gave him the finger. He credited Lee with the crucial assist. His teammates also gathered to celebrate the goal.
In the first 10 minutes of the game, Lee Kang-in showed off his light touch to beat the opposing defense with a brilliant individual move. In the 21st minute, he passed a long pass to a teammate on the opposite side with his right foot instead of his left foot. He also succeeded in defending with a smart tackle in the 25th minute. In the 43rd minute, Lee made a dribbling run down the left flank despite three defenders. Lee’s performance continued in the second half. Even without an assist, Lee made a dribbling break and pass along the left side of the field in the 27th minute. The defense caught up to him but couldn’t stop him. When Lee was substituted out in the 38th minute, Valencia forward Edinson Cavani made a pushing motion with his hand to get out of the game, and the Mallorca home fans cheered him on. It was a rude gesture. The referee also showed a yellow card. Mallorca held on to their one-goal lead until the end to secure a valuable three points.안전놀이터
Mourinho, who scored the winning goal, has a rating of 7.7 on FootyMob. Only Lee Kang-in has a higher rating than Mourinho, who scored the goal. HootScore.com also gave Mourinho a 7.32 rating. Mourinho only had one shot on goal on the day, and it came from Lee’s cross. Mallorca center back Kopete had the highest rating of 8.04, according to Futurescore.com. He won five dribbles and made four tackles.