Real Mallorca continued their good run with a 0-1 away win against Lugo last weekend. It went pretty much to script with the strikers not scoring but the defence as strong as ever. The goal came from the penalty spot with Salva Sevilla slotting home. Five games in they lie in fourth place on 10 points and three points behind the leaders Espanyol. This weekend they’re away again against Mirandes, who lie in eighth place on 8 points.
The Coach Luis García Plaza says he wants to see his side build on their good form against CD MIrandés this Sunday afternoon.
Having recorded three consecutive victories and conceded just once so far this campaign, Plaza believes his side must maintain a high level of performance ahead of a hectic fixture schedule which will see them enter a period of five games in two weeks.
“Winning always gives you confidence,” he told journalists via a remote video call. “When you win you also enter a spiral of praise and that can be dangerous too. The moment we let up just a little bit, we’re going to lose. That’s something we’ve been taught in this division.”
“We’re going to face a great team and that has done a great job to put together a squad with a lot of hunger. It’s an open team which is dynamic. We have to do things well or it will be difficult to get a fourth win. They’re going to demand a lot from us.”
Atlético Baleares start their campaign this coming Sunday at 12 midday against Dux Internacional de Madrid SL.
They have been given permission to allow 1,000 fans into the ground with the following protocols;
The use of a mask at all times.
There will be gel available to the fans in various areas inside the stadium.
The safety distance must be respected and celebrations that pose a health risk, such as hugs(that’s how they describe it!), should be avoided (unless they are members of the same family).
Considering the limitations imposed by the health and sports authorities, in order to fight against the spread of the virus, only 1,000 members will be allowed to enter. Please check with the club how this will be organised. For anyone that doesn’t get in they will be streaming the game via their website for 3€.
I am pleased to say that after 7 very long months my eldest Son Jacob will play his first game this weekend. They’re up against local rivals Penya Arrabal who have a couple of players who used to play in our team. We’re still friends with both sets of parents so it will be good to see them again. To have two very active boys locked at home and not able to play football has been tough but we’ve finally arrived back where we were, which we’re all delighted about.
Fixtures to look out for this weekend.
Penya Arrabal v San Francisco Cadete 16.00 Saturday
Atlético Baleares v Dux Internacional de Madrid SL 12 midday Sunday
Pena Deportiva v Villareal B 12 midday Sunday
Episode 12 of A Kick in The Balearics will be out tomorrow on you tube and on podcast on too. We have launched on Spotify on Apple iTunes and on all smart speakers through the Tunein radio App. If you have any interesting stories on your local Balearic club then please get in touch and follow us on all social media.
Take care everyone, I’m back tomorrow.
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