Home
Prediction League
Fixtures
Results
News
Features
Premier League
EPL Home
Latest
Clubs
Stadiums
Friends
Blogs
Football League
World Cup 2014
Europe
Euro Football Home
Latest
Russian Premier
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International
International Home
Latest
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
Betting
About Us
Advertising
Write for us
Privacy
Recruitment
newswriter
Twitter
Contact Us
 
 

Real Mallorca and Granada in stalemate


Bookmark and Share

By David Redshaw

Monday 09 April 2012


Real Mallorca and Granada played out a dull 0-0 draw at the Iberostar Stadium as both sides showed too much caution in their bid to climb the table.


The home side created the better opportunities in the first half and had a penalty appeal for handball against defender Guilherme Siqueira turned down on 11 minutes, while Pau Cendrós and Michael Pereira also went close, and they restricted the Andalusians to long-range efforts that Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Aouate easily dealt with.


However, after the break Granada made more of a fist of it with Dani Benítez, playing against the club where he began his career, causing problems with his pace on the counter-attack. Odion Ighalo had a chance for the visitors after 67 minutes but was denied by Aouate, with the Israeli again having to be on hand in stoppage time to thwart Franco Jara, but a draw was more than either side deserved in what was a tedious affair.


Nonetheless, Granada boss Abel Resino declared himself satisfied with the result, particularly since two consecutive games on the road have yielded four points and two clean sheets after last week’s 1-0 away victory at Racing Santander.


“I think we have to be happy with four points from two games,” said Resino. “Right now is when we need to keep things tight, when it is more difficult to get points, because everyone naturally wants to escape trouble.


“Today we were practical but also attempted to win the game. We had some chances near the end, when other teams would have settled for what they had, but Granada is an offensive outfit and we tried until the final whistle.”


To make sure you don't miss any of A Different League's Spanish coverage this season, follow the La Liga dedicated Twitter feed: @differentliga




Related Articles


» 

Malaga move for Liverpool’s Luis Alberto

» 

Can the Red Devils stop Lionel Messi?

» 

Get your Premier League tickets with World Ticket Shop

» 

Liverpool offer five-year deal to Sturridge

» 

Diego Costa puts off transfer talk

» 

The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship

» 

Zola: Atletico simply too good for Chelsea

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Name

Email Address *

Comments


Please enter code on left.


Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.



0 Comments


No Comments have been posted yet


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Premier League Football News


ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
  
 

 
 
 
 

Kick Football News