Javier Aguirre ensures Mallorca’s permanence with an agonizing draw against Almería – La Opinión

Javier Aguirre ensures Mallorca’s permanence with an agonizing draw against Almería – La Opinión


The Mallorca of Javier Aguirre This Sunday he achieved his great goal of the season by ensuring permanence in LaLiga for next season thanks to the draw achieved against Almería (2-2) by Mexican defender César Montes, who knew how to make it difficult for the Balearic Islands in front of their fans in Son Moix .

With one day left until the end of the Spanish championship, the team led by “Vasco” Aguirre left the advantage over Cádiz at four points, which this Sunday completed the trio of teams that lost the category by not being able to get past a tie goalless at home against Las Palmas.

In a season in which they gave the big surprise by playing in the final of the Copa del Rey, the Majorca It took almost until the last game to ensure its presence in the highest category of Spanish football for the next campaign, a goal that was within reach at all times.

Mallorca midfielder, Sergi Darder, at the end of the match corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga that they played against Almería at the Son Moix stadium.
Mallorca midfielder, Sergi Darder, at the end of the match corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga that they played against Almería at the Son Moix stadium.
Credit: Cati Cladera | EFE

Before this match, Javier Aguirre had warned that Almería was going to be a difficult opponent taking into account that they were playing without the pressure of needing the result and the Mexican coach was not wrong. The bottom player in the table was responsible for putting everyone in Son Moix under maximum tension.

After Canadian striker Cyle Larin opened the scoring for the hosts in the 29th minute, it didn’t take long for the visiting team to pile on the pressure. First, in the 41st minute, with the tie scored by Sergio Arribas, who in the 66th minute gave the assist to Bruno Langa to make the score 1-2.

However, Mallorca did not want to suffer a defeat at home that would complicate their goal of avoiding relegation a little more and thanks to a goal from Sergi Darder in the 83rd minute they ended up sealing the 2-2 which combined with the goalless draw of the Cádiz finished certifying its permanence.

Mallorca's Canadian forward, Cyle Larin, celebrates with his teammates after scoring 1-0 during the match corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga that Mallorca and Almería played this Sunday at the Son Moix stadium.
Mallorca striker Cyle Larin celebrates with his teammates after scoring 1-0 during the LaLiga matchday 37 match between Mallorca and Almería in Son Moix this Sunday.
Credit: CATI CLADERA | EFE

The Spanish midfielder was the hero for the second consecutive date after having been responsible for scoring the equalizer in his visit to Osasuna (1-1), which left the table set to play in front of his fans the main objective of the present season.

Now, with the peace of mind of having fulfilled its duty, Mallorca will play its next match against Getafe with which they will lower the blinds of the 2023-2024 season in which Javier Aguirre managed to keep his team out of the relegation spots since he took over the reins in 2022.

The Mexican coach will also have time and head to sit down and negotiate his continuity or not with the vermilion team with which his contract ends at the end of this season. Despite rumors about possible candidates to succeed him, “Vasco” Aguirre is quite calm.

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