‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in (22), who is active in Spain’s professional football club Mallorca, contributed to the team’s victory by leading the winning goal with a sharp free kick.
In the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga (La Liga) round 16 home match against Real Valladolid held at Estadi de Son Mosi on the 8th (Korean time), Lee Kang-in was replaced by Dani Rodriguez in the 17th minute of the second half and helped the winning goal in extra time in the second half.
After returning to Mallorca after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he started in the 2nd round of the Spanish King Cup (1-0 win) with Real Union on the 21st of last month and the 15th round of the league with Getafe (0-2 loss) on the 31st. On this day, Lee Kang-in kept the bench and stepped on the ground as a substitute in a 0-0 tie situation. 스포츠토토
As soon as Lee Kang-in entered, he connected a sharp pass and was in charge of set-piece kicks. In the end, during the extra time in the second half, Lee Kang-in’s toes shone again.
Near the end of the 4th minute of extra time in the second half, Mallorca had a free kick opportunity on the right flank. With his left foot, Lee Kang-in accurately took a free kick toward his teammate in front of the goal. Lee Kang-in’s free kick brushed past Pablo Maffeo and led to Abdon Pratz’s header goal.
However, it was confirmed that he was hit by two players who jumped together in front of the goal post, so no help was recorded for Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in maintained 2 goals and 3 assists this season.
Mallorca defeated Valladolid 1-0 thanks to Lee Kang-in’s achievements and regretted losing against Getafe in the last round. With this victory, Mallorca continued its good performance with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. With 22 points, they moved up to 10th in the league table.
After the game, Lee Kang-in received 7.2 points, the second highest among participating players, after teammate Central Defender Antonio Raiyo (7.7 points) in WhoScored.com, a website specializing in soccer statistics.