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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ienaga grabs second Mallorca goal

Kyodo

Majorca, Spain — Akihiro Ienaga came off the bench Sunday to score his second goal in Europe, helping Mallorca to a 2-0 victory at home over Getafe in La Liga.

Ienaga again found the net with a header, after taking the pitch in the 67th minute on the right wing. The midfielder nodded in a corner from the right to give Mallorca a commanding two-goal advantage.

The 173-cm Ienaga admitted he never expected to score his first two goals in Spain with his head. His strike against Sevilla on April 9 was also a header.

"I never thought I'd be scoring headers in Europe to be perfectly honest," Ienaga said. "I always feel like I can do the job. I just need to play well every time I'm out there so I can keep playing."

Sunday's win moved Mallorca up to ninth in the table, nine points clear of the relegation zone with five matches left in the season.



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