In Spain, praise for Lee Kang-in continues.
Mallorca drew 1-1 with Real Sociedad in 토토사이트the 25th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Visit Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain on the 12th at 10:00 pm (Korean time). With one point, Mallorca remained in 10th place in the league.
On this day, Lee Kang-in started and took on the role of supporting Tino Cadeware at the forefront and was in charge of playmaking from the side. Lee Kang-in, who recorded 3 goals and 4 assists this season and became the core of Mallorca’s attack, showed light movements from the beginning.
However, early in the game Mallorca conceded the opening goal. In the 3rd minute of the first half, David Silva gave away the ball, and Carlos Fernandez connected it with a shot and shook the net. Mallorca, who allowed an early goal, lost the flow to Sociedad throughout the first half.
The main character who changed the flow was Lee Kang-in. In the 5th minute of the second half, Abdon Prats won the aerial ball competition and dropped the ball with his head, and Lee Kang-in chased it and pushed it past the goalkeeper. It was Lee Kang-in’s third goal this season.
Lee Kang-in continued his good performance. In the 17th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in’s free kick curved into an exquisite course, but did not lead to a goal. Afterwards, Lee Kang-in led the Mallorca attack with active movements, and was replaced by Antonio Sanchez in the 37th minute of the second half. In the end, the match ended 1-1.
On this day, Lee Kang-in performed well in the attack, recording a total of 41 touches, a 78% pass success rate, and 3 successful crosses. He also played on defense, recording seven ground contest victories. Both the offense and defense have improved from last season.
Lee Kang-in, who has recorded 24 league matches, 3 goals and 4 assists so far this season, is also attracting attention in Spain. Spanish media ‘Marca’ explained after the game that day, “Lee Kang-in is always in the Mallorca offense. He leads the team’s attack and was one of the best players in the match against Sociedad.”
He added, “Lee Kang-in is already having his best season. He scored two goals for Valencia in the 2019-20 season and only one goal for Mallorca last season. But now Lee Kang-in has broken his record.” While Lee Kang-in’s performance continues, he is becoming a player notable in Europe beyond Spain.