Lee Kang-in was also highlighted in the local media.
Mallorca won Celta Vigo 1-0 in the 29th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Balaidos in Vigo, Spain on the 18th at 4 am (Korean time). With this, Mallorca is in 11th place with 10 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses (37 points), along with their first away win this year.
Lee Kang-in, the ace of the team, was named to the starting list. Coach Javier Aguirre, who brought out the 3-5-2 formation, put Amas Ndiaye and Bedat Muriki as two tops and placed Lee Kang-in in the left wing forward position.
On this day, Lee Kang-in really flew. He still showed off pressure, one of his strengths, and fooled the defenders of Celta Vigo.
In particular, in the 15th minute of the first half, there was a scene showing Lee Kang-in’s strengths. In a situation where two opposing defenders were pressuring from the left, Lee Kang-in smoothly came out and stabbed a key pass. Ndiaye received this and immediately had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper, but the shot missed and swallowed regret.
Lee Kang-in continued to shine. In the 20th minute of the first half, he easily overcame the opponent’s defense on the left side and crossed. In the 32nd minute of the first half, he fired a direct shot, but he headed straight for the goalkeeper. In the 38th minute of the first half, he created a chance with a fantastic killer pass, but his teammates could not finish it. Not limited to his mainly attacking midfield position, he also showed off his skills in the wing-forward position to his heart’s content. 메이저놀이터
Lee Kang-in, who played full-time on this day, had 64 ball touches, 73% pass success rate, 4 key passes, 9 crosses (3 successes), 1 decisive opportunity creation, 13 dribble attempts (9 successes), 20 contests. 12 times (successful), and 3 aerial competitions (3 successes). ‘Whoscored.com’, a soccer statistics media, gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 9.1, giving him the highest rating among both teams.
Lee Kang-in also wrote another history of Mallorca. Football statistics media ‘Opta’ said, “Lee Kang-in succeeded in breaking through 9 dribbles in the match against Celta Vigo. This is the record for the most successful dribble breakthroughs by a Mallorca player since Gonzalo Castro (11 times against Osasuna) in December 2009.” He focused on his performance.
Local media also focused on Lee Kang-in’s performance. Spain’s ‘Mallorca Daily Blutin’ raised his thumb, saying, “Once again, Lee Kang-in’s tremendous talent was the key to our victory. He had a great first half, and he passed like class players.”