Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez, described his team’s 1-0 victory over Real Mallorca, on Sunday, in the 19th round of the Spanish Football League, as “historic”.
Dutch striker Luke de Jong scored the only goal of the match to give Barcelona a valuable victory.
Xavi said in a press conference after the match, that the victory gave his team “three golden points, we are one point behind the qualifying spots for the Champions League .. It is a wonderful day for us.”
He continued, “We came while we were suffering due to the lack of many players (due to the Corona virus), which is why I asked to postpone the match… and given the circumstances, this victory makes us feel proud.”
And Xavi added: “The win is very important because it came on a stadium that is not easy. There are always high balls, and side errors that (Mallorca players) can take advantage of to score against you… But all my players defended very well.”
Xavi highlighted the value of winning in Mallorca, describing it as “historic” because of how it happened in the absence of 17 players from the ranks of “Barca”, as well as reap the three points compared to the rest of the holed up in the first places.
He continued, “In the first half, we were champions, and we gave a distinguished performance, and then we fell back to avoid any mistakes, and to keep our lead in the result. It’s an amazing victory. We got the three points with a great scenario.”
With this victory, Barcelona rose to fifth place in the league standings, with 31 points, and is only one point away from Atletico Madrid, the fourth and holder of the last qualifying positions for the European Champions League.
On the other hand, Mallorca’s balance froze at 20 points in 15th place.
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