Raphinha scored Barcelona's first goal, assisted the second, and turned in a complete attacking performance in an otherwise forgettable Tuesday night fixture against mid-table Mallorca. Barca trailed twice, and pushed for a winner late on, but were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Mallorca took the lead inside 10 minutes, the home side taking advantage of a poor pass from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, before crafting a chance for Vedat Muriqi - who couldn't miss with the goal gaping. Barca struggled to create for most of the first half, with Ferran Torres coming closest when he saw an effort denied from five yards out.
But the equaliser eventually came, Raphinha cutting onto his left foot and lashing a shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. The Brazilian should have made it two on the stroke of half time, but sent a shot flying over the bar after running through on goal. And Barca were made to pay for their inability to convert, as Abdon Prats finished past a languid Ter Stegen after latching too easily onto a long ball from the Mallorca goalkeeper.
The Blaugrana created more in the second half, though, and were good value for their equaliser. One substitute started it, and another finished, with Lamine Yamal leading a slick move down the right, before Raphinha squared the ball to an advancing Fermin Lopez, who found the corner.
And Barca never really came that close again. Mallorca were resolute at the back, and offered enough going forward to ensure that the Blaugrana were never comfortable on the ball - battling for a point that didn't flatter them whatsoever.
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