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Barcelona 1-0 Mallorca Highlights | La Liga

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In a tense match on Friday, Barcelona’s young talent Lamine Yamal came through with a stunning goal, securing a hard-earned 1-0 victory over a spirited Mallorca side. This win brings Barcelona within touching distance of league leaders Real Madrid, now just five points adrift.

With this triumph, Barcelona temporarily claimed the second spot on the table with 61 points, edging two points clear of Girona. Their focus now shifts to Real Madrid’s upcoming clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday, hoping for a stumble from the league leaders.

Reflecting on the match, Barcelona’s manager, Xavi Hernandez, acknowledged the challenge Mallorca posed, emphasizing the importance of efficiency in their performance. Despite the tough opposition, he expressed satisfaction with the three points earned, recognizing the team’s competitive spirit and missed opportunities to widen the scoreline.

The hero of the match, 16-year-old Yamal, described his winning goal as a product of hard work and seizing the opportunity provided by the opposition’s defensive lapse. His delight at scoring in front of the home crowd was evident, reaffirming his commitment to contributing to the team’s success.

Barcelona had an early chance to take the lead through Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty, but Mallorca’s goalkeeper denied them with a spectacular save. Despite Mallorca’s threats on the counter, Barcelona managed to hold on to their lead, securing a clean sheet.

Xavi’s post-match reflections included updates on injured players and a message of optimism ahead of their crucial Champions League fixture against Napoli. He reassured fans that despite the challenges, the team is ready to face the upcoming challenges with confidence and determination, underscoring the importance of their support in the crucial matches ahead.

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