Mallorca 0 - Schalke 4
Olaizola, Fernando Niño, Nadal (Fatih 25'), Miguel Soler; Campano (Novo
75'), Marcos, Paunovic, Cristian Díaz (Carlos 56'); Eto'o, Luque. 4-4-2.
While Madrid were winning, Mallorca were falling apart against a Schalke side who had not picked up a point in three previous games. There was some doubt before the match why their opponents full name is Schalke 04, but not afterwards as the visitors ran out 0-4 winners. The German side went two up early on as Van Hoogdalem beat Roa for the first and Hajto scored the second from the penalty spot after Nadal brought down Asamoah. Things got worse as Nadal was stretchered off injured after the incident, and Eto'o got himself sent off for diving in the penalty area and then protesting too strongly to the Dutch referee.
Asamoah and Sand added late goals, and fans cried out for the head of Bernd Krauss at the end. There were rumours after the match that the German manager had already been sacked, and although that did not appear to be case the following morning, he cannot have long left. The result puts Mallorca's classification for the next stage at risk, with Panathinaikos leading the group on 9 points, Mallorca now level with Arsenal on 6 and Schalke on 3. The Balearic Island side visit Arsenal next week, and need a draw at least to have a real chance of going through.