Granada CF has won the 41th Palma City Trophy after beating locals by 3 to 2 in a game that RCD Mallorca were at a point two goals up front, transmitting very good sensations. This forced Paco Jemez men to spare no effort in an attempt to turn the score around.
The game started with Granada’s midfield controlling the situation and the possession. In fact, before the ten-minute mark, they had already obliged Cabrero to intervene twice. Slowly but steady the home side were taking away that domination and in the minute 18, Colunga put the Reds ahead taking advantage from the mistake from visiting defence.
Real Mallorca was well placed in the pitch, defended the oncoming attacks from the visiting side without problems, try to use the robbed balls to start counterattacks from the scratch, although none of those actually were reflected in the scoreboard.
In the second half, Vázquez changed the whole team and the subbed-in footballers showed enthusiasm. In the minute 52 a great play by Lago down the wing ended with a great delivery to Ángel Sánchez which the Academy player used to make it two nil.
These were the best minutes from the home team which enjoyed a few more chances to extend their lead. Moutinho in the minute 55 shot wide after a great colective team-play and Brandon in the minute 59 saw his hammering shot crash against the post.
Real Mallorca were offering a good treatment of the ball and were clearly dominating but in a blooper, in a sequence vehemently protested by the public, due to non-conceded earlier fault, allowed Ponce to shorten the gap and make it two one. Mallorca did not roll back but the Andalusian did push harder and leveled the chance record and little after also levelled the score, against through Ponce in a counterattack in the 83th minute.
The final score was established four minutes after following a great team play by the visiting team that Toral finished one-to-one with Santamaría. Vázquez men, in stoppage time, would still have another last chance to avoid the defeat when a good service left the new addition Lekic one-to-one but his chip went too high.
In this fashion Granada whisked away the Trophy, yet it is worth mentioning that Mallorca did offer a good impression to those present at the Stadium, dominating for passages of the game a La Liga side.