Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Barcelona won Mallorca 2-1 at Camp Nou to retain the second position in already won La Liga.

Antonio Jose Raillo Arenas’ 79th minute strike was a consolation for the visitors.

Memphis Depay scored the first goal in the 25th minute before Sergio Busquets another in the 54th.

However, the sad part of the event was the injury suffered by Gerard Pique. The player has been nursing the pain in recent weeks and it caught up with him on Sunday.

The Spaniard is a rock in Barcelona defence making wonderful tackles in recent times.

His absence often make way for the opposition to penetrate more. He wasn’t available for their defeats to Eintracht Frankfurt, Cadiz or Rayo Vallecano, for instance.

The 35-year old wishes to recover and to be ready for Saturday’s must-win La Liga clash with Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin.

Los Verdiblancos, fresh from their success in the Copa del Rey, are determined to make it into the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Should they beat Getafe this evening they’ll move within a single point of Atletico Madrid.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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