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Wigan Athletic 0 - Real Mallorca 2

DW Stadium

05/08/12 4pm

Attendance: 4,500ish

Latics 0-2 Mallorca

The Latics went down 2-0 to La Liga side Real Mallorca at the DW Stadium yesterday in what was a very tame preseason friendly

New signing Iván Ramis took his place in the back three alongside Caldwell and Alcaraz and, if this first showing is anything to go by, we have ourselves a very good player

The first 35 minutes or so of the game belonged to the Latics, we controlled the midfield, McCarthy and Gomez in particular playing well, Maloney was buzzing about and Di Santo looked superb

Latics had a goal chalked off on 5 minutes, Beausejour pulled the ball back from the deadball line and fired across goal, Di Santo stormed in to crash the ball home, unfortunately though the assistant referee had his flagged raised, signalling that the ball had gone out of play before Beausejour had crossed

All eyes were on Ramis, he is a big man, looks commanding, solid, great first touch and can knock the ball with either foot. He looked composed throughout and considering this was his debut, albeit a friendly, he was very comfortable. Martinez took him off on 44 minutes and the crowd gave him a standing ovation

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

With the scores level at half-time Latics made changes, Lopez had already come on for Ramis, now both Boselli and Stam were on for Di Santo and Boyce

Within a minute of the restart Mallorca were in front, Lopez made a hash of a clearance, the ball found its way to an offside looking Victor Casadesus who lashed a great strike passed Al Habsi from 16 yards

The expected response from the Latics never came, though Gomez had a great game, great passing, strong tackles, full of running and a tremendous 25 yard strike that nearly found its way passed Aouate in the Mallorca goal. Maloney also was busy and was involved all afternoon.

Mallorca went two up on 84 minutes, Victor Garcia stroked the ball home following a good cross from the right

Fraser Fyvie was introduced on 86 minutes for James McCarthy, no real time to forge an opinion but his firts touch looks good, and for a 19 year old he is solid!

Star Player

Jordi Gomez, great game from the Spaniard, looks fired up and raring to go

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic


Latics: Al Habsi, Boyce (Stam 45), Ramis (Lopez 45), Caldwell, Alcaraz, Beausejour, McCarthy (Fyvie 86), Gomez, Maloney, Moses, Di Santo (Boselli 45)

Unused Subs: Pollitt, Golobart, Redmond, Dicko

Mallorca: Aouate, Pina (Joao Victor 73), Lopez, Pereira (Alfaro 68), Nsue (Enric 77), Hemed (Alvaro 68), Marquez (Nicolas 84), Navarro, Nunes (Mari 44), Victor (Garcia 82), Bigas

Unused Subs: Mino

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 6 2012

Time: 12:06PM

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Good first half, not so good 2nd
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06/08/2012 12:11:00

Was it Lopez who did that header back to nobody which resulted in the first goal? I thought it was McCarthy.
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06/08/2012 12:22:00

I thought it was Maloney?
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06/08/2012 12:38:00

Oh it might have been. My eyesight is terrible.
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06/08/2012 12:57:00


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