Lee Kang-in continues to showcase his dribbling skills as one of the best in Europe.
Mallorca defeated Valencia 1-0 in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga at the Son Moyx Stadium in Mallorca, Spain, at 2:30 a.m. ET. With the three points, Mallorca moved up to 11th place in the league with 47 points.
Lee Kang-in was the star of the show. 메이저사이트 Lee started at left wingback. Mallorca had some injuries, so coach Javier Aguirre experimented with deploying Lee on the flank. Lee’s sharp kicks helped fuel the attack, but Mallorca only managed one shot on target in the first half.
Aguirre made a change at the start of the second half. Lee moved between the left attacking area and the midfield. As he began to play in a more familiar position, his impact on the game grew. Eventually, he assisted Bedat Murki’s first goal in the 19th minute with a sharp cross. Lee’s fifth league assist.
Mallorca defeated Valencia 1-0 thanks to Lee, who put up some impressive stats before being subbed off in the 38th minute. He made three key passes, the most of any player on either side, and also attempted four dribbles, all of which were successful.
He currently has the second-highest dribbling success rate in La Liga. According to soccer statistics site Sofascore, he has completed 86 dribbles so far. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) has the most with 108, followed by Lee.
Based on the five major European leagues, Lee ranks third overall. La Liga leader Vinicius leads the big leagues, and Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is second with 99. Lee Kang-in rounds out the list with Jude Bellingham (Dortmund) and Jeremy Dockoo (Stade Rennes) in fifth place.
Lee joined Mallorca ahead of last season after coming through Valencia’s youth academy. He spent his first season in between starts and substitutes, but this season he has become a key player for Javier Aguirre’s side. He currently has six goals and five assists in 35 La Liga appearances.
His stellar performances have led to other clubs wanting to sign him. Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa have been linked to Lee since January. However, Atletico were reportedly interested in Lee until recently, but they are not financially rich enough to pay the €17 million buyout.
As a result, it appears that the relatively well-financed English Premier League (EPL) teams have the upper hand in the race. Negotiations are not yet at a concrete stage. However, according to reports from local Spanish media outlets, it seems that Lee will be leaving Mallorca this summer.