Lee Kang-in (22) gave Mallorca a dramatic victory with a sharp free kick.
Lee Kang-in replaced Real Valladolid in the 16th round of the ‘2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga’ held at Iberostar Estadio in Mallorca, Spain on the 8th (Korean time) in the 17th minute of the second half, and laid the foundation for the 1-0 final goal just before the end with a sharp free kick. .
Mallorca, who lost to Getafe in the last round and had an undefeated streak of 4 matches, took the victory thanks to Lee Kang-in’s performance and rose to 10th place (22 points) in the league.
Lee Kang-in, who started off the bench after a long absence from the starting list, was replaced in the 17th minute of the second half when the 메이저놀이터 match was 0-0. Lee Kang-in, who created several scoring chances with sharp corner kicks and free kicks, shook the opponent’s defense line with his dribbling ability and witty penetration.
In the 1st minute of extra time in the second half, he attempted a shot with his left foot, but was blocked by the goalkeeper. Lee Kang-in, who was actively moving, brought a theater goal right before the end of the gear nose. A free kick attempted with about a minute left until the end was hit by Pratz’s head and went into the goal. It seemed to be recorded as an assist for Lee Kang-in’s winning goal, but Lee Kang-in’s help was canceled as the La Liga secretariat judged that he had brushed Mafeo before the Pratz header.
Although the assist was gone, Lee Kang-in’s sharp kick (2 goals and 3 assists this season) played a decisive role in scoring the team’s winning goal. Whoscored.com, a website specializing in soccer statistics, gave Lee Kang-in a score of 7.2, the second highest score after defender Antonio Rayo (7.7).
Meanwhile, EPL teams’ interest in Lee Kang-in is increasing after the ‘2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup’.
Lee Kang-in left a strong impression with a sophisticated yet sharp cross assisting Cho Kyu-sung’s header goal in the group stage match against Ghana.
The British local media are putting out reports every day, such as “Aston Villa Emery is looking forward to signing Lee Kang-in, who performed impressively at the Qatar World Cup” and “Newcastle United is showing interest in Lee Kang-in.” In Spain, the possibility of Lee Kang-in leaving Mallorca and transferring is very high.
Even before the opening of the World Cup in November of last year, scouts from Premier League clubs were known to have thoroughly checked Lee Kang-in’s condition in the match between Mallorca and Atletico Madrid. At that time, Lee Kang-in was active until the 27th minute of the second half, and Mallorca won 1-0.