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Mallorca Ball Boys Try To Waste Time, Jan Oblak Wasn't Having Any Of It

Jack Kenmare

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Mallorca Ball Boys Try To Waste Time, Jan Oblak Wasn't Having Any Of It

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak had to take matters into his own hands when two ball boys tried to waste time in the latter stages of their La Liga clash on Saturday.

Four days after their Champions League defeat to Manchester City, a tired-looking Atletico dropped points on their travels, as struggling Mallorca picked up a crucial three points in their bid for survival.

Javier Aguirre's side managed to climb out of the La Liga relegation zone thanks to Vedat Muriqi, who netted a decisive penalty in the 68th minute. You can see that goal below.

It was a result that put a rather large dent in Atletico's title hopes, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

Take an incident in the final minutes of the game, for example. Los Colchoneros goalkeeper Jan Oblak did his utmost to get that all-important goal late on.

In fact, when two Mallorca ball boys tried to waste time, the Slovenian shot-stopper ripped the ball from one of their hands before eventually grabbing it a second time around. He wasn't having any of that nonsense.

After the final whistle, Oblak spoke to reporters about the disappointing result on Saturday.

"We need to do more, we need to do better," he told Movistar Plus. "Yes, we were tired after last Tuesday's game at Manchester City when we didn't play a good game, it was a disappointing result, but there is no excuse.

"They are fighting for survival and came to the game with a purpose. We should have expected that and be up to our standards."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

With seven games remaining in the league, Diego Simeone's side sit in fourth place, 12 points behind leaders Real Madrid - a team they will host on May 8.

Featured Image Credit: La Liga

Topics: Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

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