Atletico Madrid and Mallorca faced off in Match Day 31 of La Liga, with Atletico Madrid ultimately emerging victorious with a 3 – 1 score. The match started off with Mallorca taking the lead early on when M._Nastasic scored at the 20 minute mark (0 : 1). However, Atletico Madrid answered back quickly when R._de_Paul equalized at the 45 minute mark (1 : 1). Just two minutes later, A._Morata put Atletico in front after scoring at 47 minutes (2 : 1). Finally, Y._Carrasco sealed the deal for Atletico at 77 minutes (3 : 1), giving them a well deserved victory over Mallorca.
Ivo Grbić (rating 6.7)
Predrag Rajković (rating 6.9)
P. Barrios (T. Lemar, 63)
A. Sanchez (M. Nastasic, 46)
Atletico Madrid had a clear advantage in ball possession during the match, with 68% of the possession compared to Mallorca’s 32%. Atletico Madrid also had a huge edge in terms of shots on target and on goal, making 24 shots on target and 9 on goal. Álvaro Morata was the most active player in terms of number of shots for Atletico Madrid. Mallorca only managed 6 shots on target and 2 goals, with Dennis Hadžikadunić having the best hits on goal for Mallorca.
Atletico Madrid managed a 2-0 victory over Mallorca, with Axel Witsel playing an important role in the game. Witsel had an impressive pass accuracy of 89% and completed 88 passes. Mallorca’s Dani Rodríguez had a pass accuracy of 83%, completing 31 passes. Yannick Carrasco was also instrumental for Atletico Madrid, making 5 key passes while Jaume Costa made 3 for Mallorca. The combination of these players’ efforts proved to be decisive, resulting in Atletico Madrid’s victory.
Atletico Madrid and Mallorca have both been playing tight defense in this season. Atletico Madrid has recorded 5 interceptions, with Axel Witsel leading the team at 1 interception. Mallorca’s defense has been even more impressive, as they’ve registered 8 interceptions. Antonio Sánchez leads the team with 3 interceptions, followed by Manu Morlanes at 3 as well. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid’s Axel Witsel is close behind at 2 interceptions. All in all, it looks like a close battle between these two teams on the defensive end of the pitch.
Axel Witsel and Pablo Maffeo are the clear leaders when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball in their respective teams. Both players have recorded a total of 10 fights each, with Axel playing for Atletico Madrid and Pablo playing for Mallorca. This type of aggressive play is an important part of any team’s success, and these two players have certainly shown their worth in this area. It will be interesting to see how they fare against each other if they ever end up on opposite sides of the pitch during a match.
The last five games (including this match):
- Atletico Madrid – WLWWW
- Mallorca – LWWDD
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (17, Barcelona)
- Karim Benzema (14, Real Madrid)
- Vedat Muriqi (12, Mallorca)
- Borja Iglesias (12, Real Betis)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Atletico Madrid will play with Valladolid. April 30 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla.
- Mallorca will play with Athletic Club. May 01 at 17:00 (UTC), on Visit Mallorca Estadi.