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October 15, 2011
• Iberostar Estadi, Palma de Mallorca
Referee: José Luis Paradas Romero
• Attendance: 15000
T. Hemed 90'+
A. Rami 38'
Thank you for joining Goal.com's LIVE coverage of Mallorca and Valencia's 1-1 draw. Please stick with Goal.com for match reports and player ratings. I'm Roger Gonzalez, and it's been a pleasure.
90' + 4'
The game has ended! A lovely day on the island is turned sour with a late penalty! Mallorca escape with a point, though not deserving.
90' + 3'
Yellow Card Sofiane Feghouli
90' + 3'
Penalty Goal Tomer Hemed
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL MALLORCA! Hemed puts it away with a cool finish into the left corner, sending the Valencia goalkeeper the other way. What a cruel feeling for the Valencia players, but that is football! 1-1!
90' + 2'
Yellow Card Mehmet Topal
Penalty kick to Mallorca! Yellow card for Topal, who touches the ball with his hand off a deflection!
Emery on the side calling for his team to be more compact in the final four minutes of added time.
Moments left now. Valencia have the ball in the attacking half.
For both teams, the story has been wasted chances. Not on goal, but going forward to build up play. Poor cross after poor cross has made this second half a difficult one for either time. Will there be any surprises in the dying minutes?
Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia
Valencia's possession continues to waste time, just as they want. Mallorca are looking desperate, obviously with the time remaining. Nice chance for the counter for Emery's boys.
Little time left as Emery makes some changes. Valencia are bringing nearly everyone back to defender.
Topal comes on the pitch as Emery looks to add a defensive-minded midfielder to help out in the remaining minutes.
Time is running out for Mallorca. Valencia are clearly looking for the counter each time with the ball.
Yellow Card Albelda
Tough foul by Albelda on Tejera, as he darted towards the box. The yellow card is warranted as the midfielder got nothing of the ball.
Hamed!!!!! A cross from Marti finds the attacker in the middle of the box, but his header is lobbed over the goal as Guaita extends his arm to swipe the ball, but failing as it goes high.
Another counter for Valencia as Soldado springs through. The striker sends in a waist-high through ball to Pablo in the box, but the sliding shot hits the keeper's hands out of bounds. Goal kick as the ball had crossed the by-line.
Yellow Card Bigas
A second goal looks like a solid bet as Valencia's counter attack has been lightening quick.. Bigas takes down Soldado. Yellow card.
Great movement by Alba and Bruno, who are really showing chemistry on the left side. The two play a combo to send the younger defender into space. Corner for Valencia.
On the counter, Hamed plays Castro diagonally towards the corner, but his cross that followed flies over the entire box and out for a throw.
The corner finds the head of Rami, but the ball flies by the back post. What a threat the France international is on corners.
Counter for Valencia as Albelda sends the ball to Pablo down on the right. Corner for the visitors as Marti manages to block a cross.
Yellow Card Bruno
Yellow card to Bruno for a poor tackle with his cleat up.
Mallorca now on the attack after a failed clearance by the Valencia goalkeeper gifts the ball to the home side. But Valencia take care of the threat and are now on the counter.
The second half has been similar to the first with possession in favour of the visitors.
The half was started quickly with Mallorca looking for the early equaliser. Castro looked to have found a nice chance on goal with a run into the box, but Valencia mark well, making the defender lose control.
The second half has begun! Who has stood out in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter by sending messages to @RCGonzalez10
The second half will begin shortly as the home side look to turn the tide. Valencia deserve the 1-0 lead simply because of the poor defence of Mallorca, after having played very well for the majority of the half.
That's the end of the first half! Valencia go into the break with a 1-0 advantage thanks to Rami's goal.
Yellow Card Chico
Valencia are looking for more, as Soldado is fouled on the break by Moreno. Yellow card. Canales' free-kick flies over the goal from the top of the box.
A few minutes remain before the break
Yellow Card Josep Lluis Martí
Goal Adil Rami
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL RAMI! The France defender nets his second goal with the Valencia shirt! Off a corner, Parejo's cross finds the second post where Ruiz directs the ball on goal, but it hits off a defender, finding Rami for the easy goal, simply tapping it in for the 1-0 advantage!
Zuiverloon has appeared to injured his right thigh. He is walking off the pitch now with a few members of the medical staff of Mallorca.
A little under 15 minutes left in the first half and Soldado has not had a chance on goal. Credit goes to the defenders of Mallorca, who continue to be at their best.
It's been a lovely run for Valencia in the last 10 minutes as constant possession has allowed the attack to push forward, but the last, crucial pass to send someone through continues to be absent from the pitch.
Piatti is taken down the the box, but no foul. Play continues. Valencia have clear possession but nothing to show from it.
The goal was there for Valencia as the cross trickled around in the box. Rami made first contact, sending the ball to the back post, but Zuiverloon uses his shin to stop the ball. Difficult to tell if it was headed in or wide.
Piatti wins a corner after invading the box after a lovely chip from Pablo.
Valencia are clearing looking to get one of their pacey players like Pablo, Canales or Piatti to go at a defender, but Mallorca aren't giving up much space to breathe.
Jordi Alba uses his speed to take on a defender on the left, sending a curving cross into the box, looking for the head of Soldado. But Aquate does well to sky for the ball, grabbing it with no trouble.
Free-kick to Mallorca that is sent into the box, but off a rebound, Guaita punches out.
Canales gets a touch, making his first real appearance in the game, but the young Spaniard's long ball fails to find Jordi Alba down the left side, going out for a goal kick.
Parejo, yet again, loses the ball moving forward. Pereira picks up the leftovers, marching down the field with stunning pace, ultimately winning a corner. Parjeo, yet again, loses the ball moving forward. Pereira picks up the leftovers, marching down the field with stunning pace, ultimately winning a corner.
Nice early performance by Bruno on the right side, combining well with Soldado to send the veteran defender down the right flank for crosses. Ramis is standing strong for Mallorca though, heading out many of the dangerous deliveries.
Valencia do nothing with the set piece, nor the ensuing corner.
Pablo Hernandez sends a gorgeous ball over the top of the defence to the right corner, finding Bruno, who cuts the ball back before it passes the by-line, but he was fouled. Free-kick to Valencia.
Valencia are clearly looking to get the ball to Piatti, but the former Estudiantes man is not holding on to the ball, taking a step before he even receives it, resulting in him losing the ball.
Soldado plays the ball wide to Hernandez, who looks for the cross, but it is cleared well by the Mallorca defenders, who have been at their best thus far.
Another corner to Mallorca! Valencia simply look out of it in defence, controlling the ball with no precision as turnovers have plagued them in the opening five minutes.
Many eyes are on Parejo in the opening minutes surely, who loses the ball at midfield. Corner to the home side.
Corner to Mallorca that is taken poorly as Valencia clear.
PIATTI!!!!!!! WHAT A MISS!! Bruno wins a corner down the right side. On the corner, Rami heads the ball to the back post where the Argentina is alone from three metres out, but his left-footed volley, appearing to enter the net, goes just wide!
Here we go!
The start of the contest is just minutes away! As a reminder, don't forget to stick with Goal.com after the contest for the player ratings and match report.
On the Valencia side, Dani Parejo gets his first start, fresh off a summer move from Getafe. A talented 22-year-old midfielder, the player gets his chance to impress.
There are several interesting stories entering this battle, with Mallorca showing off their new coach, Joaquin Caparros, who has coached Villarreal, Deportivo La Coruna and Athletic Club among others.
Valencia's starting XI: Guaita; Bruno, Rami, Ruiz, Alba; Pablo, Parejo, Albelda, Piatti; Canales, Soldado.
Mallorca's starting XI: Aouate; Zuiverloon, Chico, Ramis, Bigas; Marti, Pina, Pereira, Hemed; Castro, Victor.
The starting XI for each side is coming in moments. Send all your thoughts of the contest on Twitter to @RCGonzalez10
In Iberostar, the home side currently sit in 10th place in the league with seven points. Unai Emery's men are in fifth, one point behind joint-leaders Barcelona and Levante.
Welcome ladies and gentleman to Goal.com's live coverage of the La Liga encounter between Mallorca and Valencia! I'm Roger Gonzalez, and I'll be providing updates from the contest.
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