Deportivo La Coruña 3 : 1 Real Mallorca
Last season this would have been a bottom-of-the table clash in La Liga. Mallorca might have hoped this would be a top-of-the-table clash in the second division, but while Depor are riding high, Mallorca are in mid table, and that's where they are going to stay. Luisinho put Depor ahead after 23 minutes but then calamity for Mallorca, Geromel being sent off four minutes later for a second bookable offence and Luis making it 2-0 shortly afterwards. Never say die, and Victor headed home just after the break to cut the lead, only for Marchena to restore it on 56 minutes. Substitute Nuñez hit a post for Depor, and other than picking up a couple more yellows, Mallorca had no response.