Mallorca 1-1 Leganes: Oscar’s stunning late free-kick cancels out Salva Sevilla’s set-piece strike to rescue point for visitors – but result keeps both sides in relegation zone
- Leganes strike late on with a superb free-kick to rescue a point at Mallorca
- Hosts broke the deadlock inside 10 minutes thanks to Salva Sevilla’s free-kick
- The visitors had a glorious opportunity to level in second half but were denied
- However, the visitors did get their late equaliser through their own free-kick
Leganes have snatched a point from Mallorca after both sides scored stunning free-kicks in either half – but the result does no favours for either club, keeping them in the relegation zone.
The deadlock was broken after just nine minutes by the hosts after Salva Sevilla smashed in a free-kick.
The visitors had a glorious chance to level the score with 15 minutes left on the clock, but they were denied at point-blank range thanks to a glorious save from Reina in Mallorca’s net.
However, Leganes did get their late equaliser three minutes from the end with a fabulously-hit free-kick of their own, as Oscar’s effort swerved mid-flight before crashing in off the under-side of the crossbar.
Match report to follow
Oscar Rodriguez (right) celebrates scoring a late equaliser with a superb free-kick for Leganes
Mallorca and Leganes shared the spoils on Friday but the result keeps both in the drop zone
Salva Sevilla (right) gave Mallorca the lead with a brilliant free-kick of his own in the first half
The Leganes players react to Mallorca scoring an early opener at the Visit Mallorca Stadium
The result keeps Leganes rooted to the bottom of the table while Mallorca are in 18th
MALLORCA: (4-1-4-1) Reina; Pozo, Baba Mohammed, Sedlar, Gamez Lopez; Valjent; Cucho (Prats 68), Rodriguez (Campos 52), Sevilla (Sastre 82), Kubo (Sene 82); Budimir (Junior 68)
SUBS NOT USED: Parera (GK), Ruiz (GK); Chavarria, Febas, Romero, Salibur, Trajkovski
GOALS: Sevilla (9)
BOOKINGS: Rodriguez (49), Budimir (59), Junior (79)
COACH: Vicente Moreno
LEGANES: (5-3-2) Cuellar; Ruibal Garcia (Mesa 56), Awaziem (Aviles 81), Omeruo, Bustinza, Rodrigues; Oscar, Perez (Gil 56), Amadou (Guerrero 62); Carrilo, Assale (Rosales 81)
SUBS NOT USED: Lombo (GK), Soriano (GK); Eraso, Recio, Navarro, Silva, Tarin
GOALS: Oscar (87)
BOOKINGS: Carrilo (2), Amadou (35), Rodrigues (48), Mesa (67), Oscar (76), Rosales (90+2)
COACH: Javier Aguirre
REFEREE: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
VENUE: Visit Mallorca Estadi
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