Saturday, June 07, 2014

MALLORCA TODAY - Mallorca survive the drop

Cordoba 0 : 0 Real Mallorca
Last round of matches of the season in the Segunda, Mallorca scrapping to avoid the drop away at Cordoba who are looking for a play-off spot. A defeat on the cards and so relegation? Depending on other results, Mallorca could lose and stay up. A draw would otherwise surely be enough.

Mallorca came out strongly, Hemed having two good opportunities within the first ten minutes. Mallorca continued to create more chances, but Ximo had to clear off the line to prevent Cordoba going ahead, and Cordoba began to take over as the half wore on, only for Hemed - again - to waste a chance just before the break.

The second half became tense. Matches elsewhere were going in such a way that were Cordoba to score and win, then Mallorca could indeed be relegated. With under 20 minutes left, one of those other matches - Lugo v. Mirandés - eased Mallorca's worries; Lugo taking the lead. On the pitch, Aouate saved to prevent Pelayo putting Cordoba in front, but Cordoba - desperate for a winner to put them into the play-offs - couldn't convert their pressure into a goal. Nil-nil, Mallorca safe. Now what matters is the financial state of the club. And the future of its management, its appalling mismanagement.

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