The first multi-goal in the history of a Korean player in the Primera Liga led to an explosion of local reactions in Spain. Lee Kang-in’s team, Real Mallorca, showed respect by leaving a very short praise for ‘King’.
‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in (Mallorca, 21) 메이저놀이터exploded his first multi-goal in his debut. He led the team’s come-from-behind victory with an outstanding performance by being selected as the MOM (Most Valuable Player) for two consecutive games.
Lee Kang-in scored multiple goals in the home game against RCD Mallorca and Getafe in the 30th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga held at Estadi Mallorca Son Moix in Mallorca, Spain on the 24th (Korean time), leading the team to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory.
Lee Kang-in, who started as a left midfielder, played full-time and scored an equalizer in the 11th minute of the second half and a key goal after a 70m storm dribble in the 6th minute of extra time in the second half. At the same time, it marked his first multi-goal since his professional debut. It was also the history of the first multi-goal ever by a Korean player in Spanish professional football Primera Liga.
Of course, the share of the best player (MOM) belonged to Lee Kang-in. After the match, the Primera Liga Secretariat said, “The Architect of Victory. Lee Kang-in played a great game in the match between Mallorca and Getafe,” and selected Lee Kang-in as the MOM.
Team Mallorca, which belongs to the team, also illuminated his performance with a short and simple but intense expression ‘King’ along with the image of Lee Kang-in spreading his arms and holding a ceremony on the official SNS.
It was the performance of Lee Kang-in that was so valuable. First, Mallorca gave up the first goal in the first half and was dragged away, but Lee Kang-in equalized in the 11th minute of the second half. When Morlanes’ shot from inside the penalty box hit the opponent’s goalkeeper’s save and flowed, Lee Kang-in rushed in and calmly pushed it in to tie the score 1-1.
For Lee Kang-in, the scorer was restarted 42 days after he scored against Real Sociedad on the 12th of last month. It was also the 4th goal in the league.
After Mallorca overturned the game with Antonio Rayo’s header goal in the 19th minute of the second half in a corner kick situation, Lee Kang-in also drove the wedge into the game. Lee Kang-in completed a multi-goal with a storm dribble while Getafe was in a reverse win situation while players were flocking to the front for the attack.
In the 6th minute of extra time in the second half, after Lee Kang-in caught the ball in the Mallorca camp, he dribbled for about 70m alone and then split the Getafe goal with a powerful left-footed shot. The historic scene of Lee Kang-in’s first multi-goal since his professional debut. Mallorca won the game with this goal.
Mallorca, who completely rebounded with two consecutive victories amidst Lee Kang-in’s performance, recorded 40 points in the last four consecutive matches (2 wins, 2 draws) and raised the league ranking to 10th, virtually completely escaping the danger of relegation.
It was the performance of Lee Kang-in, who was precious and dazzling in many ways.