Despite the team’s defeat, Lee Kang-in shone.
Mallorca lost 1-2 to Girona in the 33rd round of La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Estadi Municipal de Montirubi in Girona, Spain on the 5th at 2:30 am (Korean time). With this, Girona was in 8th place with 13 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses (47 points), while Mallorca stayed in 12th place with 11 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses (41 points).
On this day, Lee Kang-in played as a left winger in a 5-4-1 formation. Lee Kang-in, who scored his 6th goal of the season against Athletic Bilbao last 안전놀이터 season and recorded a double-digit attack point for the season, aimed for attack points in two consecutive games that day.
From the beginning, Lee Kang-in moved actively. He also showed off the pressure smoothly and proved his good condition recently. However, just before the end of the first half, Girona’s Bernardo Espinosa scored the opening goal, and Mallorca began to pull away.
In the second half, Lee Kang-in went a little more aggressive. There was also a scene where he almost scored an attack point. In the 12th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in stabbed a penetrating pass into the penalty box and Bedat Muriki split the net, but the goal was canceled after the video was read and the goal was declared offside.
After that, Mallorca equalized. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Muriki succeeded in Mallorca’s penalty and equalized. But Girona ran away again. In the 39th minute of the second half, Valentin Castellanos shook the net with a header, and the game ended with Girona winning 2-1.
On this day, Kangin Lee recorded two successful dribbles and a 90% pass success rate. In addition, it showed a success rate of 60% on the ground and 66% on the air, showing no signs of being pushed back in defense. Soccer statistics company WhoScored.com gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 6.7. Mallorca’s highest rating was Muriki (7.3 points), who scored.
On the other hand, Lee Kang-in is growing every game and becoming the number 1 target for other teams to be wary of. Although he failed to record an attacking point in the game that day, Girona coach Michelle Sanchez did not let down his guard toward Lee Kang-in. After the game, coach Sanchez said, “Before the game, I explained to the defenders how to block Lee Kang-in and Amas Ndiaye. In the end, it is fortunate that our fullbacks and strikers blocked Lee Kang-in well in the side defense.”
Also, Lee Kang-in was selected as the league best candidate throughout the season, and Lee Kang-in, who is sending a career high with double-digit attack points this season, is interested in where and how he will continue his career next season.