Sunday, April 28, 2013

MALLORCA TODAY - Real Zaragoza 3 : 2 Real Mallorca

A real old six-pointer between bottom club Zaragoza and eighteenth-placed Mallorca. And it started well for Mallorca, Hemed heading in Dos Santos's free-kick on eleven minutes. Montañés equalised for Zaragoza some fifteen minutes later. Alfaro should have added a second for Mallorca after being put through by Hemed but a tame effort was saved by Roberto. The match was even enough until Portuguese striker Postiga headed Zaragoza into the lead after quarter of an hour of the second half. Not a lot was happening for either side, though Zaragoza were generally on top, until, with eight minutes to go, sub Arizmendi popped up to level for Mallorca. It looked like a hard-earned point for Mallorca until, with three minutes left, Rochina struck to seal Zaragoza the three points.

A desperate loss for Mallorca. There is still hope, but a loss against what was the bottom side does not bode well. A greater negative goal difference says much about why Mallorca are now bottom. The next match is at home to Levante on Sunday, 5 May. Levante are in a real old slump, not threatened with the drop but on a poor run, having lost at home earlier to Vigo. A big chance for Mallorca next week. It might be the last the team gets.

Roberto; Fernández, Sapunaru, Alvaro, Abraham; Pintér, Apoño; Rodríguez (Bienvenu 84), Rodri (Rochina 53), Montañés; Postiga
Goals: Montañés (28), Postiga (59), Rochina (87)
Yellows: Fernández (10), Rodri (17), Apoño (49)

Aouate; Hutton, Geromel, Conceicao (Nunes 25), López; Pina (Victor 74), Tissone, Martí; Alfaro (Arizmendi 61), Hemed, Dos Santos
Goals: Hemed (11), Arizmendi (82)
Yellows: Martí (43), Tissone (83)

Bottom six:
15. Osasuna - Played 33, Points 33 (GD -10)
16. Deportivo - Played 32, Points 30 (GD -21)
17. Vigo - Played 33, Points 30 (GD -15)
18. Zaragoza - Played 33, Points 30 (GD -21)
19. Granada - Played 32, Points 29 (GD -23)
20. Mallorca - Played 33, Points 28 (GD -31)

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