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Match Report: RCD Mallorca 3-0 Rayo Vallecano

We end the season on a high note with three second-half goals

Vedat Muriqi, Jose Copete and Angel were on the target in the second half as we beat Rayo Vallecano 3-0 to end our season on a high note at the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix.  

Javier Aguirre suggested in his pre-match press conference we would rotate his side and was true to his word as Leo Roman started in goal while Antonio Raíllo returned to the starting XI from injury. 

We should have taken the lead in the 13th minute when a whipped cross saw the ball fall at Dani Rodríguez’s feet from close range, although our midfielder was unable to get his effort on target. 

The visitors had chances towards the end of the first half and the best fell to Oscar Valentín, although he was unable to test Leo Roman as we headed into the break level. 

We found the breakthrough six minutes after the restart as Muriqi applied the finishing tough to Dani Rodríguez’s low cross from close range to give us the lead. 

Copete doubled our lead in the 71st minute when he climbed highest to head home Kang-In Lee’s curled corner at the near post. 

The visitors then enjoyed a spell of possession which resulted in chances, although our defence remained result to ensure the Rayo Vallecano didn’t find a way back into the game. 

We saw off the season with a late goal in injury time when Dani Rodríguez saw Angel peel off his marker’s shoulder and our forward made no mistake having gone through on goal one on one with a smart finish. 

The three points saw us end the season in ninth position as a post-match celebration followed.

RCD Mallorca: Leo Román; Maffeo (Gio, 86’), Valjent, Raillo, Copete, Jaume Costa; Galarreta (Baba, 77’), Morlanes (Ángel, 69’), Dani Rodríguez; Kang In Lee (Antonio Sánchez, 86’); Muriqi (Abdón, 77’).

Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski (Diego López, 86’); Balliu (Salvi, 73’), Mumin, Catena, Fran Garcia; Chavarría (Camello, 65’), Comesaña, Óscar Valentín (Mario Suárez, 86’), Álvaro García; Isi Palazón, Raúl de Tomás (Falcao, 73’).