FT: Mallorca 0-1 Barcelona, Lewandowski STRIKES! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Barcelona have defeated Mallorca 1-0 away from home to go top of the La Liga temporarily, MySportDab reports.
It was an entirely one-sided game, with 70% of the possession going to Barcelona, who dominated the game from the start.
The visitors pushed the home side to the defense for the most part of the game, putting the defenders under intense pressure.
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Mallorca had less the possession of the ball but had fired 6 shots with only one on target, while Barcelona had 6 shots equally but with 2 shots on target.
20 minutes into the game, Lewandowski opened the scoring to give the visitors the lead as they continue in their fine form this season.
Mallorca made little or no attempt to overturn the goal deficit as Barcelona continued to mourn pressure to increase their lead as the game progressed.
Nothing really happened io n the remaining parts of the first as the Catalans just kept passing the ball around with little breakthrough when approaching the opponent’s box.
The first half ended with Barcelona’s one-goal lead going into the break.
The second half was still more of a Barcelona game, with Mallorca still sitting back to defend as they have lost possession to the Catalans.
It was still a tricky one for Barcelona as Mallorca sat back to deter their dominating visitors while waiting to pound on the counter.
Barcelona still searched for a second goal despite going with over 72% of the ball possession and giving Mallorca a tough task defending.
Despite having good control of the game, they were less successful going forward and breaking through the Mallorca defense, making things complicated, with the scoreline still standing at 1-0 with over 70 minutes played.
The game finally ended with Barcelona grabbing a vital win against Mallorca to temporarily go top of the La Liga