A bad-tempered affair in the first half in which Mallorca were really the better team, Dos Santos missing a good opportunity on the counterattack but proving to be, as he has for some games, to be Mallorca's most threatening player. The ill temper spilled over when Tino Costa received a straight red for a foul on Pina. A man down, Valencia should have buckled under Mallorca pressure, but Ricardo Costa put them ahead fifteen minutes into the second period with a header from a corner. Victor drew a save from Alves as Mallorca went looking for the equaliser, only for Soldado to fire in a second for Valencia. The result leaves Mallorca in nineteenth spot, now six points behind Zaragoza in the safety position of seventeenth. At home to mid-table Getafe next Saturday, Mallorca have to win that game.
Alves; Pereira, Rami (Canales 43), R. Costa, Guardado; Parejo, T. Costa; Feghouli, Jonas (Cissokho 60), Bernat (Ruiz 35); Soldado
Goals: Ricardo Costa (59), Soldado (80)
Red: Tino Costa (27)
Yellows: Parejo (5), Bernat (22), Soldado (53), Canales (85), Cissokho (88)
Aouate; Hutton, Nunes, Geromel, Luna (Victor 72); Pina, Tissone (Márquez 66), Martí; Alfaro (Pereira 61), Hemed, Dos Santos
Yellows: Luna (14), Geromel (19), Márquez (74)