Sunday’s game will be the 65th meeting between Mallorca and Barca. The match is part of the 34th round of the Spanish-La Liga match, in which Barcelona are second in the standings and Mallorca are 16th in the standings. Their last league match took place on day 19 of La Liga on 02/01/2022, with Mallorca ending 0-1 with Barcelona.
When the match took place at Camp Nou (Barcelona), there were four wins for Barcelona, 0 wins for Mallorca and 0 draws. Barcelona has won 8, and Mallorca has won 1, with 0 games ending in draws. This season in La Liga, Barcelona has averaged 2 points per game at home, and Mallorca has averaged 0.5 points per game away. RCD Mallorca is averaging 0.97 points per game in Spain – La Liga with a total of 29 goals scored and 54 goals conceded.
Barcelona played their best form for most of the game and survived a blitz in the home final, taking all three points despite losing players. Mallorca continued the attack in the last seconds but failed to find the bottom of the net, and the final whistle dramatically gave Barca all three points. Barcelona does not want to repeat its mistakes after losing 1-0 to Vallecano in La Liga last time out.
With Ousmane Dembele’s contract in Barcelona set to expire in just over two months, the club must act quickly to secure the forward’s future. While talks had stalled at the start of the year, Barça approached his agent, Moussa Sissoko, last month with a meeting in Morocco to resume negotiations on an extension. Dembele’s delegate was also in Barcelona on Tuesday for another meeting and is said to have gone well. While an agreement has yet to be obtained, there is positivity within the team that a decision can be reached following the latest talks.
Ronald Araujo’s contract with FC Barcelona has been extended until June 2026, according to the club. The buy-out clause is set at 1 billion euros. In his second season with Barcelona’s first team, he has established himself as the club’s present and future, becoming an essential part of the Blaugrana defensive strategy. His defensive and goal-scoring abilities ensure that he will be a player for many years to come, as evidenced by his four goals this season. The young central defender began his professional career with his hometown team before moving up to the lower levels with Rentistas in Uruguay’s Second Division. Araujo was a standout in his home country, and Boston River signed him. On August 29, 2018, he signed a five-year deal with Barca B after spending a year in Montevideo and getting experience in Uruguay’s top flight. The defender joined FC Barcelona’s first-team squad for the 2020/21 season, having won his first trophy with the club, Copa del Rey.