With a 2-1 victory over Mallorca, Barcelona isolated itself in second place in the Spanish League, taking advantage of Seville’s draw with Cadiz (1-1).
Barcelona has always been in charge of the game, and has had no trouble translating their superiority over Mallorca into goals. In the 23rd minute, Ronaldo Araujo’s goal was canceled for offside, and two minutes later Memphis Depay opened the scoring with a pass from Jordi Alba.
With 62,789 fans in the stands at Camp Nou, The Blaugrana He led the match as they liked, as Sergio Busquets scored the second goal (54) with a powerful shot outside the penalty area. In the 73rd minute, Memphis Depay hit the crossbar and Ferran Torres hit the counter, but the referee, after consulting the VAR, canceled the goal for offside.
Of particular note is the return of Ansu Fati, who replaced Ferran Torres in the 75th minute, nearly four months after suffering a recurring injury to his left knee.
While Barcelona were already managing time and score, Antonio Ralo, inside the area, in the 79th minute, did not miss an opportunity to cut back, but Xavi’s team ended up winning.
Barcelona now has 66 points (2 points more than Seville), while Mallorca has 32, and is in 16th place (just one point more than Granada, 18th, in the relegation zone).
Check out the results of the thirty-fourth round:
Friday April 29
Seville x Cadiz, 1-1
Saturday 30th April
Alaves – Villarreal, 2-1
Real Madrid – Spain, 4-0
Valencia – Levante 1-1
Uh. Bilbao / Atletico Madrid 2-0
Sunday 1 May
Elche – Osasuna, 1-1
Grenada – Celta de Vigo, 1-1
Rayo Vallecano – Real Sociedad 1-1
Barcelona v Mallorca 2-1
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